Fisher-Titus Medical Center had a $25 million clinical expansion and renovation project that was necessary to serve patient needs well into the future. The project included a building addition for inpatient rooms and extensive renovations to the existing facility. The scope of this project included an 80,000 SF major addition along with the multi-phased renovation of a large portion of the remaining facility.
Karpinski Engineering was selected as the MEP engineers for the project. An initial evaluation of facility needs was completed in the third quarter of 2002. During this study, information was gathered from hospital departments to identify specific space, technology, and patient needs. The new bed tower portion was finished in September of 2005 and the remainder of the project was completed in early 2006.
Phase one included the addition along with MEP infrastructure upgrades. The upgrades included increased central plant capacity for steam and chilled water. The upgrades also included both normal and emergency power. The addition included new inpatient medical surgical rooms, ICU rooms, an obstetrics department, a kitchen and dining area as well as conference facilities.
Phase two of the project consisted of the renovations including expansions to the radiology, surgery, admitting, emergency medicine, and cardiac rehabilitation departments as well as the oncology treatment area and transitional care unit. The 49.5-acre Fisher-Titus campus includes medical buildings that house dialysis and mental health services, two physician office buildings, and The Carriage House of FTMC.