National Hospital Week - Mary Alexander, Senior Electrical Engineer on State-of-the-Art Genesis Healthcare Project

As a part of National Hospital Week, we are featuring Mary Alexander, one of our Senior Electrical Engineers who has 10 years of experience in the A|E|C industry. Recently earning her Professional Engineering License, she represents the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence and quality.

Mary has designed systems predominately for the healthcare market including hospitals, ambulatory care, medical office buildings, emergency departments, labs, and Veteran Administration. She is responsible for electrical design, including drawings, specifications, and cost estimating.

Genesis Healthcare System is currently embarking on a $45 million investment for a new 60,000 SF hospital in Coshocton. Mary is serving as the Senior Electrical Engineer on this state-of-the-art project.

Read more about Mary’s involvement on the project and how the MEP design layout will create long-term building functionality with high performing systems in the new emergency department, outpatient surgery center, imaging department, pharmacy, and more.

“The new, state-of-the-art Genesis Coshocton Medical Center focuses not only around function, but around the overall patient environment. The lighting design provides a direct connection to the patient environment for an enhanced experience. Within the patient rooms, the lighting has been designed to reduce glare and direct lighting into patients’ eyes. The design has two linear multi-function fixtures located on either side of patient’s bed to allow for lighting uniformity. The controls allow patients to control the ambient light functions with dimming abilities. The lobby features several large pendant fixtures combined with linear fixtures, which will provide a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. The space also has motorized shades that will reduce the glare and high light levels with new lighting fixtures in place, combined with natural light. Within other spaces of the building, there is a secondary lobby and waiting area. This area will utilize daylight to allow for the dimming of light fixtures while the sun is shining.

The building has a generator that allows for coverage during an emergency. The Emergency Department and the imaging department have a backup generator that allows for the continued care of patients during a power outage. The operating rooms have two separate Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) from the generator to reduce the risk of issues during a power outage. The utility equipment has been placed away from the building to allow patients to look out their windows and not see all the equipment. The facility is in the final stages of design. It has been a challenge, but that challenge opens up different design tactics to help improve the patient experience.” – Mary Alexander.

Friday, May 14, 2021   /   CATEGORIES: Uncategorized   Posted by: Heapy