Client:Yuma Regional Medical Center
There was a great sense of urgency for the hospital to provide more patient beds in preparation for the seasonal influx of migrant workers and winter visitors to the area, which would exceed the hospital’s capacity. As a result, the first phase of this project had a very tight design and documentation time-frame of six weeks from beginning to end. Total phase one project delivery including design, construction and licensing was six months for 36 new beds.
The extra beds also would help to alleviate congestion for the existing emergency department, until the new emergency department unit, an additional ARCHSOL project, could be completed.
ARCHSOL demonstrated its capability to work quickly with the contractor, with constant interfacing, to deliver sound design within an extremely constrained time-frame – from the design concept to “heads on beds.” It goes without saying that construction administration coordination had to be excellent.
A multi-phased approach started with the fourth floor first. There, design and construction challenges were solved, which could then be applied to the other floor build outs to increase efficiency and save time.
To keep the project moving quickly, ARCHSOL conducted extensive on-going communication with officials from the various areas of jurisdiction, such as the City of Yuma and Arizona Department of Health Services, who oversaw compliance standards. It also did due diligence of walking the engineers through all compliance requirements to ensure a timely response.
Once the fourth floor was finished, the other two floors continued to move swiftly, and were completed on time, providing a project total of 108 new beds for the hospital to provide excellent care for patients in the Yuma community throughout the year.
- Shell build-out of three floors
- Intense 6-week time challenge
- 36 patient beds added
- Alleviates emergency room congestion
- Compliant with all standards