Our team conducted a comprehensive mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and telecommunications systems facility engineering assessment for the Shenandoah Medical Center, including the Hospital and attached Clinic, Behavioral Health, the Wellness Center, and Elm Heights Assisted Living and Nursing Home. Based on the findings of the assessment a renovation took place which included a new boiler plant, a new emergency generator and automatic transfer switch, and upgrades to the medical air system and building management system were included in the renovation design.
We continued by providing design of a new 55,900 SF Medical Office Building, and 28,000 SF of renovations to the laboratory, emergency department and operating rooms. The new Medical Office Building includes exam rooms, doctor’s offices, admitting and registration offices, a conference room, and a large welcoming lobby with a coffee bar and fireplace. The renovated emergency department includes an airborne infection isolation exam room and a decontamination room equipped with containment tanks to capture contaminants from affected patients. The surgery suites will be served by state-of-the-art HVAC and electrical systems to provide the highest quality patient care.
In addition to the new design and renovation we also worked with MidAmerican Energy to implement the Commercial New Construction Program, which provides financial incentives to help offset the cost of implementing energy efficient strategies. It is anticipated that the Medical Center may save as much as $22,000 annually in energy costs by implementing the strategies proposed, projected to reduce the annual utility cost by 22%.