Hospital Tower Addition

A new 540,000 sq. ft. hospital tower addition in Toledo included a new access control system; existing Command Center expansion; and electronic surveillance with 168 cameras.

The 9-story medical facility houses its own substation; pharmacy; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Surgical Intensive Care Unit; and five patient floors Med/Surg Bed Units.  Shell space was provided for future diagnostic imaging and surgical suites.

The building is serviced by eleven full floor elevators.  In addition, the new addition serves as the new main hospital entrance (including entrance lobbies) and a new twin pad heliport with express elevator to emergency and surgery departments.

The electrical system design consists of interior/exterior lighting; lightning and surge protection, life safety, and emergency power generation.  Security system design consists of existing command center expansion; new tower access control expansion; and a 168-camera electronic surveillance system.  The facility telecommunication system includes over 2800 Cat-6 cables; optical fiber backbone; video/CATV distribution; wireless LAN infrastructure; wireless medical telemetry system; patient monitoring infrastructure; and a new PBX equipment room.

HVAC system consist of six custom variable air volume air handlers with variable speed drives supplying 281,500 CFM to variable volume terminal units.  In addition to those air handlers, there are three stairwell pressurization air handlers and four exit passageway air handlers.  Heating is accomplished by three 8,000 MBH steam to hot water heat exchangers served by a campus steam system.  Facility cooling design included a campus chilled water system.  Medical gases are supplied from a campus system to the entire space.  Finished spaces include a protective environment suite with HEPA filtration.

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