Saint John ED/ASC is a renovation project for Saint John Hospital located in Leavenworth, Kansas. Purdum and HMN Architects have teamed up as the Design/Builder and are bringing versatility to the construction process. Some features of the renovated facility will include new ambulance and Emergency Department (ED) entrances, a larger generator that will allow for the utilization of more equipment, new decontamination spaces, new isolation spaces, new imaging rooms, improved trauma rooms, improved security systems, improved mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and a renovated parking lot.
Scheduled for completion in February 2015, this project entails renovating 19,000 square feet of an existing Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) suite to make way for a new ED suite. Both the ASC and ED will occupy the entire ground floor. Since the area of work is part of an existing and occupied medical office building, this creates some difficult challenges. Efficient and detailed coordination with the hospital staff, building occupants, and construction manager is needed in order to ensure the success and timely completion of this project.