Northeast Health - Samaritan Hospital - Burdett Care Center
Renovation of the second floor of the woman's ambulatory care and maternity center to create the Burdett Care Center, an independent separately licensed hospital offering maternity and reproductive services. The project included a new delivery operating room, a new nursery, LDR and LDRP rooms.
Design of plumbing, medical gas, fire protection, HVAC, electrical systems, IT, voice and data communications. M/E worked with the design team and the facility to upgrade the building infrastructure and controls system to support the project. The HVAC system design included three (3) new air handling units to provide the code required airflow, filtration and humidification. The electrical design included an upgrade of the emergency power infrastructure to provide the required separation of emergency branch services.
The main challenge was undertaking a major renovation in an occupied space while upgrading the mechanical and electrical infrastructure of the facility. The existing systems were aging and not capable of meeting modern patient care standards including the new operating room. The project spaces were continuously occupied and utilized for maternity services throughout the duration of the project. The multiple renovation phases required careful coordination and planning to provide and improve the patient care environment.