Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine
Asheville, North Carolina
The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine project is a 608,000 foot expansion to replace and relocate services of Mission St Joe Hospital from across Biltmore Avenue onto the main Mission campus. The 11-floor tower includes intensive diagnostic and treatment modalities (ED, interventional surgery, cath and ICU) in addition to multiple nursing unit floors.
The project involved complicated phasing and interconnection with existing utilities that required the combined effort of both designer and builder. SSR and the general contractor engaged the major trade subcontractors in an extensive design-assist program, to enable the subs to begin their coordination and fabrication processes early (to meet an aggressive project schedule) and to identify and resolve coordination issues before they hit the field.
This process involved a continuous bilateral exchange of information with the subs, providing design information as it developed, and receiving feedback and input as they evaluated constructability and coordination impacts. The subs were also able to continuously update their pricing models, maintaining adherence to overall project budgets. The project is now well into construction, and the integrated delivery process has been a model for other owners in the region.
Technology design included comprehensive IT/technology systems planning with structured cabling, nurse call/code blue, televisions and television distribution systems, closed circuit and interactive video systems, security (card access, door monitoring, duress alarm), telephony / VoIP infrastructure expansion, WAN infrastructure, GPS wireless clock distribution and physicians dictation.
The project consisted of four linear accelerators, a pediatric oncology unit, with infusion and support spaces.