When Spooner Health System (SHS) decided to build its new hospital, Essentia wanted to be a part of the new campus for the convenience of its patients. The new clinic was built upon a commitment to the community by enhancing care and expanding services to the region. In the new medical campus, patients benefit from expanded services, like imaging services that now include mammography, mobile ultrasound and general radiology services.
Objective and Results
The goal of the new construction is to make the patient experience the best it can be from registration through checkout. Balancing the special nuances of building onto an operating hospital with a very fast timeline was important to the Construction Manager in charge of the project. With close collaboration among engineers and our understanding of electrical work in the healthcare setting, the project was completed on time and within budget.
sq ft addition
months of construction
exam rooms + more
This project had a very aggressive construction schedule. Our prefabrication work space allowed us to cut down on the rough in schedule, and was a more cost-effective option due to the controlled environment and less material waste. Without some of the off-site capabilities and large workforce of B&B Electric, the timeline would not have been attainable. The off-site capabilities also meant less disruption for patients and visitors of the hospital.
The new 23,000 square foot building was designed with the patients’ needs in mind, with all patient areas on ground level and a walkway to link the clinic and hospital. As the clinic was nearing completion and interconnected systems were being wired, B&B Electric had to be very aware that the work we were doing in the new portion of the building did not affect the side serving patients. System tie-ins were required and critical in the partnership between Spooner Health System and Essentia.