St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Fostering relationships and maintaining consistent communication with the Medical Center personnel results in a safe project in occupied healthcare facility.
Gilbane provided preconstruction and construction management services for Phase I of this extensive Master Plan program encompassing 120,000 square feet of new space, renovation of 58,000 square feet and construction of a new 600-space parking garage. The North Addition expanded the Emergency Department from 15,000 square feet to approximately 41,000 square feet and is also home to the cancer center (including infusion and radiation oncology).
The addition was coupled with renovations to an ambulatory surgical and recovery center, cardiology department and ancillary support spaces including a Chapel, locker rooms, conference center and imaging. The original smaller North Buildings were demolished and removed, and the new addition required an 18-foot deep, 30,000-square-foot lower level to be excavated. This excavation required extensive utility relocation, shoring, and bedrock removal – all without disrupting hospital operations.
Multiple sequencing and phasing was critical to ensure sufficient Emergency Department capacity so as to not impact hospital services. In addition, Infection Control (ICRA) planning and interim Life Safety planning was initiated to ensure this work could proceed with minimal disruption to hospital operations. The coordination and communication between the hospital staff and Gilbane was critical to making this project a success. As a result of this expansion, the hospital forecasts visits to exceed 60,000 patients per year.
“Gilbane’s staff listened to and understood our needs while being able to manage quality, costs, schedule, and safety. The team’s in-depth planning and precise execution of each of the phases within our active clinical areas was a highlight of the successes achieved. Gilbane truly understands the critical issues related to healthcare construction and equally important has the capability to execute within those conditions.”
Michael C. Canniff, Director of Real Estate and Facility Development, St. Vincent’s Medical Center