Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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10 Medical Construction & Design | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Projects completed & upcoming Texas Children's: Courtesy of Dewberry/Jud Haggard Cook Children's Medical Center South Tower Opens The South Tower project at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas was recently completed. The nine-level South Tower expansion project consists of 318,800 square feet of new construction and 101,000 square feet of renovation. Major components include lab, emergency department, surgical services, heart center and inpatient and outpatient psych services. The project team included CallisonRTKL and Linbeck Group. Breaking Ground 1st Alabama Proton Therapy Facility Ground was recently broken in Alabama for the first proton therapy facility in the state. The facility, Proton International at University of Alabama at Birmingham, is expected to be ready to treat cancer patients in 2020. Proton therapy uses highly precise proton beams instead of traditional X-rays to attack tumors. It is available at 25 locations in the United States, most associated with academic medical centers. Brasfield & Gorrie is general contractor for the project, and Stantec is the architectural firm. New Therapy Suite Serves Neuroblastoma Patients at Texas Children's Hospital Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has opened a new I-131 MIBG suite to treat chil- dren with high-risk neuroblastoma, a can- cerous tumor that begins in the nerve tissue of infants and very young children. Me- taiodobenzylguanidine is a compound that can be combined with radioactive iodine (I-131) to provide targeted radiation therapy. During the therapy, patients receive thera- peutic doses of the radioactive iodine that attacks the tumors, but leaves patients radioactive for up to 10 days. The facility, which includes thick lead protection speci- fi ed by the hospital's physicist to provide ra- diation shielding, was designed by Dewberry. W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation served as general contractor on the project. The suite enables parents to stay close to their child throughout the treatment, and consists of three rooms: a lead-lined patient room, an adjoining room with a lead-lined viewing window where family members can spend the night and an entry area where cli- nicians can consult and observe the patient. The structural topping out of Adventist HealthCare's White Oak Medical Center in White Oak, Maryland was recently celebrat- ed. The elevator hoist beams, which have been in the lobby of the existing hospital for community members to sign, are among the fi nal pieces of the building structure to be placed, representing a major milestone in the construction of the new facility. The medical center will replace Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Mary- land, which has served the greater Washing- ton, D.C. community for more than a century. The 170-bed, 473,000-square-foot medical center includes all private rooms and features updated technology and medical equipment, and improved way- fi nding, accessibility and campus circula- tion. The replacement hospital is part of a larger master plan development that will include a medical offi ce building, park- ing garage and ample opportunities for future expansion on the 48-acre campus. The facility is projected to open in sum- mer 2019. The project team includes CallisonRTKL and Turner Construction. White Oak Medical Center Tops Out

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