Indu & Raj Soin Medical Center - Mills Morgan Campus
Heapy Engineering designed the Mechanical-Electrical systems for the new 278,000 SF, 120-bed hospital. It is the seventh hospital under the Kettering Health Network umbrella and is part of the Mills-Morgan Medical campus, which encompasses the whole 35 acres at the intersection of Pentagon Boulevard and Royal Gateway Road near the Fairfield Commons Mall.
The hospital features an emergency and trauma treatment center, general surgery, orthopedic care, cardiac and vascular care, a birthing center, nuclear medicine, critical care and medical imaging, a cath lab and diagnostic services. The hospital also houses a two-story wall of water, a serenity pool and stained glass in the main lobby.
This facility incorporates energy efficiency into every aspect of its design. The high efficiency heating system utilizes condensing boilers achieving up to 95% efficiency. The facility also employs a heat recovery chiller system designed to provide pre-heat for the domestic hot water system and supplemental heat to the heating hot water system. Furthermore, the air-handling systems serving the ORs utilize an unoccupied setback allowing the facility to achieve additional energy savings.
For heart catheterization and stereotaxis labs, we provided engineering services for connections to owner-purchased equipment (Siemens, Philips, etc.) and pathways for equipment wiring by way of conduits, cable trays and wall and floor ducts where necessary. HVAC systems are designed to accommodate heat output and cooling needs of equipment, as well as providing appropriate pressurization and air changes within the space, generally using laminar flow diffusers above the beds to minimize drafts above the patients. Lighting is provided using dimmable fluorescent downlights over patient beds, with decorative image fixtures as requested by the facility, surgical light booms as requested by the facility, and additional linear fluorescent fixtures around the perimeter of the rooms to supplement lighting as necessary for cleaning the space between procedures. Power and data systems are provided around the rooms and on the equipment and anesthesia booms as requested by the facility, to connect supplementary equipment and patient monitoring per the facility’s needs. Additional conduits were run to the control room to provide for additional equipment and monitoring devices per the facility. Medical gas connections were provided on perimeter walls and also through equipment and anesthesia booms, with one or two nitrogen control panels as requested by the facility.
As a result of being designed in Revit—a Building Information Modeling (BIM)software which allows the user to design with both parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements—this project experienced a low number of change orders and was completed two months early.