Cardiac Care Center

This 150,000 square foot hospital, opened in 2006, is dedicated to providing medical care strictly to heart patients. The facility includes four operating rooms, Cath Labs, EP Labs, and 75 patient beds.

Mechanical design systems included HVAC, piping systems extensions, fire protection, surgical isolation rooms, decontamination systems and medical gas.

The HVAC system is based around two water-cooled centrifugal chillers, three hot water heating boilers, two steam boilers, variable speed pumping systems and custom rooftop air handling units.  Each operating room has a dedicated air handler for control and operational flexibility.

The plumbing system utilizes the steam for instantaneous domestic water heaters and sterilization uses.  Central medical gas systems including medical air and vacuum are piped throughout to headwalls in the patient rooms and gas booms in the operating rooms.

Electrical design encompassed normal and emergency power distribution, interior/exterior lighting, data/technology, security, and fire alarm systems.

The electrical distribution system is based on 12,470 Volt distributions from the main campus normal and emergency switchgear.  12,470 Volts serves a double ended normal substation and a single ended emergency substation.  The main campus emergency system normally supports the entire building.

The operating rooms are fully supported by a UPS system which provides an instantaneous, blipless transfer to emergency power.

Technology/Communications work included optical fiber backbone with Category-6 horizontal cabling, wireless LAN infrastructure, CATAV distribution over Cat-6 cabling, security design including access control, patient monitoring and wireless telemetry.


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