Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2017

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40 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2017 | MCDM AG.COM 4 0 Medical C onstruction & Desi g n | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 20 17 | M C DM A G . CO M BY DAVID CLARKSON & ALEX LAKY Land-locked hospital campus- es, like Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona, face signifi cant challenges when needing to expand. YRMC, founded in 1970, was originally constructed in 1957 as Park View Hospital, a small facility built for a rural farming com- munity. The hospital has under- gone numerous renovations over the years and recognized the need to proactively plan for more growth. The result: a new 71,118-square-foot emergency department that increased bed capacity from 37 to 72 and now accommodates up to 109,000 visits annually, a 30 percent increase. A new central plant supports the ED while also providing redun- dant support for other hospital systems and has additional ca- pacity to accommodate future growth. Given limited site opportu- nities and intent on ensuring a new ED was best located, the team employed simulation modeling to vet potential sites. This allowed for the most effi cient, proven-by-metrics siting of the new ED. The hospital's design and construction team employed a 13-phase approach to expan- sion. Several challenges still presented signifi cant hurdles and required the team turn to last-resort solutions to achieve the goals of the hospital and serve the community without interruption. The project team employed an Integrated Project Delivery model with a co-locating strategy to facilitate design planning and a more effi cient construction process that incorporated input from the construction team early in the design process, resulting in time and cost savings. Facelift f ft f ft ft f F i i e F l e F f c f i e F F a e ft ft e F e e l l e f e e e e t t t ft i e f f i Land-locked, aging campus updated through last-resort solutions Rural u R u u u u r u u u a u u a a a a a l l l u l l r r u l R R R Images: McCarthy/Archsol

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