Due to the major construction activities in and around the existing hospital operations, intense construction planning and procedures were developed to minimize disruption. This included site- specific safety protocols and unique construction techniques for steel erection, hoisting and rigging over an occupied building, infection control and interim life safety measures, and acoustics and vibration monitoring and reduction. A new air handling unit, exterior facade, and an extensive green roof system were also included.
The project achieved the single family room care model with the combination of 50 private and semi-private patient rooms. This 34,600 gross square foot expansion and renovation significantly expanded the footprint of available patient-dedicated space in the NICU. The project was completed with NO interruptions in patient care. No incidences. No days lost. No road closures.