With 25 percent of all Denver residents receiving their care at this facility, completing this complex, phased renovation was no easy task. This project required a CM/GC with industry-best methods for infection control to ensure the work was completed with patient safety as the number one priority.
All phases included working over, around or in the Emergency Department, operating rooms and radiology and MRI suite. Every environment had to be negative and monitored continuously, and all systems had to maintain operational at all times. With a very aggressive schedule and many unforeseen challenges, Saunders completed this project on time and under budget.
Phase 1 & 5: New Surgery Staff Support and Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU): Phases 1 and 5 occurred simultaneously. Phase 1 encompassed approximately 3,379 square feet of remodeled space to support the surgery staff and included locker rooms, lounges, offices and a conference room. In Phase 5, Saunders completely rebuilt the SICU. The team structurally removed a large skylight and infilled with decking and concrete, all above an active emergency department, as well as removed a 60-foot by 10-foot existing precast wall over the Radiology Department.
Phase 2: New 17 Station Post-anesthesia Care Unit & Surgery Support: This phase encompassed approximately 5,500 square feet of remodeled space including support rooms that allow observation of multiple patients at one time.
Phase 3: New Outpatient Gastrointestinal Suite and 20 Preoperative Stations: This phase encompassed approximately 8,285 square feet of remodeled space to a new Outpatient Gastrointestinal Suite and Preoperative area. Additionally, the phase included support rooms and two new inpatient rooms.
Phase 4: SICU Finish Upgrade: This phase encompassed approximately 12,872 square feet and includes an interior finish upgrade with new millwork, flooring, ceiling, paint, etc. This upgrade work was limited to one room at a time due to the current patient needs.
Phase 6: Respiratory Therapy Center: This phase included remodeling a space to become the new Respiratory Therapy Center.