The Korte Company team worked closely with Anderson Hospital to design and construct two catheterization labs on the third floor of an existing medical office building (MOB).
Our team upgraded the existing MOB to Healthcare Occupancy status, revising both the building’s structural and life safety systems. We reinforced the braced frame structural system to improve the essential facility’s seismic response, including modifications to the existing steel-braced bays. And we added micro piles to the deep foundations to support the increased load demand.
Complying with the Healthcare Occupancy code required an upgrade to the building’s life safety systems. Through careful phasing, our team increased the fire-resistance rating for the existing structure. It involved fireproofing the existing structure as well as verifying and correcting fire-rated wall construction and penetrations.
Following these modifications, our seasoned team constructed the dedicated cardiac catheterization suite, including two dedicated labs — each carefully detailed to meet the requirements of a hybrid operating room. We designed support space to serve the cath labs and included scrub service, equipment, control and staff locker rooms. A dedicated Stage 1 Recovery allows care providers to observe patients coming out of anesthesia within the suite. Our team coordinated and installed dedicated services, including medical gases, clean emergency power, HEPA filtered HVAC, and radiation shielding.
Our multidisciplinary team of design, construction and healthcare professionals developed protocols to protect patients and occupants during construction. That meant the facility could remain operational throughout the building program. Infection Control and Interim Life Safety Teams monitored every phase, assuring patient safety and satisfaction.
Through the years, we’ve delivered Korte-built quality healthcare construction for Anderson Hospital. Download our hospital construction case study to see the complete Anderson Hospital building program.