HOLLAND HOSPITAL EXPANSION – PHASE II
LOCATION: HOLLAND, MI
CONTRACT AMOUNT: $6,800,000
DESIGN: MATTHEI & COLIN ASSOCIATES
SUPERVISION: RICH WACKERLE (PROJECT MANAGER)
CONTRACT: FULLY DESIGNED & ENGINEERED
COMPLETION DATE: MARCH 2008
Unique Features: The project consisted of a new Emergency Department, Critical Care building and extensive renovation of the existing mechanical systems in additional areas of the hospital. The expansions and renovations were completed over a three-year period.
In the fall of 2004 the chilled water system in the hospital Boiler House was removed and had to be reinstalled and operational before the spring 2005 cooling season. The new system included “upsizing” all of the piping and equipment for additional capacity to serve the new expansions. This included a new cooling tower and 500-ton capacity chiller.
The 41,200 square feet of Emergency Department Expansion involved an addition to the lower level of the existing Emergency Department and an upper level expansion above the existing Emergency Department. A new Mechanical Equipment Penthouse servicing the expansion included two new air-handling units and mechanical systems. The existing Emergency Department was directly below much of the construction area and installations had to take place with no impact on patient care.
The new 74,000 square feet of Critical Care Unit and Neonatal Nursery expansion included three new air handlers, mechanical systems, and medical gas system. The units had to be delivered to the site and slid into the new Mechanical Equipment Room before the opening in the side of the building was enclosed.
The unique challenge of this project was that the project had to take place while working in and around a fully operational hospital. Patient care was always to take precedence over construction activities. This required careful planning of shutdowns and system start-ups to avoid any disruptions to patient care. In the end no unexpected major disruptions to patient care or the hospital took place. As of 2008 Holland Hospital now has a modernized hospital to service the entire Holland area.