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Lake Health | Tripoint Medical Center

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Project Description

 Karpinski Engineering has provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering services from the ground up for this 300,000 SF replacement hospital for Lake Health. TriPoint Medical Center accommodates 119 private beds and 28 emergency department beds. This $150 million state-of-the-art facility includes:

  • Five (5) surgery suites
  • Private patient rooms designed to provide a soothing “home like” environment to enhance healing
  • Inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services
  • De-centralized nurse stations intended to accelerate response time to patient care

The mechanical design consists of custom (chilled/hot water) rooftop air handling units with terminal reheat for facility HVAC. The design includes a central plant consisting of water cooled centrifugal chillers, cooling tower and dual fuel Ohio Special high pressure steam boilers which are utilized to accommodate facility heating, humidification and sterilization needs. A complete fuel oil storage/fuel transfer system was provided to support standby fuel delivery to boilers and emergency backup generators. Plumbing design includes storm, sanitary, domestic water, natural gas and medical gas/vacuum systems.

Power is derived from a Utility Company 2500 KVA transformer which serves two (2) 3000 Amp normal power distribution switchgear, one designated for the central plant mechanical equipment and one for hospital power. Backup emergency power for the hospital is provided by two (2) 1500 kW emergency generators and paralleling switchgear with sufficient capacity to run the entire hospital, including all essential and non-essential loads. The emergency power distribution system is interconnected with the non-essential and essential loads via a breaker pair arrangement. The switchgear is Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) controlled to automatically add and shed load based on a pre-programmed priority load schedule. The switchgear will also shed non-essential loads in the event of a generator failure. Emergency power is distributed throughout the facility through the critical, life safety, automatic and delayed equipment branch power systems. 

TriPoint Medical Center is a proud partner in The Pebble Project, an evidence-based design process to build better buildings that help improve quality and safety while creating optimal healing environments for patients.


Project Stats
Design Date: 2005
Completion Date: 2008
Project Cost: $150,000,000.00
Square Footage: 300,000
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Name: Lake Health | Tripoint Medical Center