Improving the patient experience and healthcare resources.

Construction Management

Comprehensive knowledge relating to sophisticated medical systems and specialized equipment involved in healthcare construction is key to success.

As a recognized leader in the construction of healthcare and senior living facilities, Donley's has constructed more than 100 healthcare projects—including multiple projects for such leading institutions as Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Sisters of Charity Health System, and MetroHealth Medical Center.

  • Patient-first, low impact construction approach
  • ASHE/AHA Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) Program
  • ASHE Infection Prevention during Construction of Healthcare Facilities Program
  • ASHE/AHA Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) Certification
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training
  • Preconstruction and Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Processes and Measures
  • ICRA Certified Staff
  • Mandatory customized, in-house training for our healthcare construction professionals
  • BIM and in-house MEP expertise to minimize surprises

With Donley's experience in healthcare facility renovations, we are experienced in dealing with the typical challenges encountered. The critical nature of healthcare construction also requires the highest level of quality control possible.  We under the issues of safety, cleanliness, and the importance of minimizing disruption to medical operations.

Concrete Services

Donley’s Concrete Group has developed a niche in working on healthcare facilities as well.  In particular, helping clients and construction management teams examine the benefits of concrete frames versus a normal steel frame.

Vibration criteria for medical facilities requires a heavier than normal steel frame with complex connections.  Concrete frames naturally provide the required vibration dampening to meet these criteria.

Fireproofing:  Steel frames require fireproofing which is messy, can collect dust and contaminants and requires patching and long term maintenance.  Concrete slabs are naturally fireproof.

Reduced structural depth:  A concrete frame has a reduced structural depth when compared to steel, typically saving 12” to 24” per floor  in the structure. This saves on external skin and all of the vertical components.

Clean underside of slab:  Concrete frames can be flat slab or flat slab with drop heads.  In either case, the uniform ceiling height simplifies all of the above ceiling MEP trades, saving time and money.  In a hospital, where all of the walls typically go to the underside of slab, there is savings in all of the partition work which is cleaner and easier in a concrete slab.


“The University Hospital’s North Ridgeville Health Center is a great success!  I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Donley Team on this project! Excellent follow-through on any issues that came up with quick resolution for the client, attention to details, excellent Weekly OAC Meetings kept the project on schedule and on-budget!”

Debra DeCapite
Senior Construction Mgmt. Manager – Construction Services
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