Evangelical Community Hospital commissioned Quandel to provide the construction management services required for the Patient Room Improvement, Modernization, and Enhancement project (PRIME), which was the largest expansion in their history. The project included a new, four-story, 114,00-square-foot, 88-bed tower addition as well as 12,000 square feet of renovations to convert the existing orthopedic space for future intensive care units use.
The first floor has a lobby, gift shop, café, pre-admission, conference rooms, and infusion. Each of the upper three floors features private patient rooms with their own bathroom for intensive care, medical-surgical, and orthopedic patients. A secondary entrance to the hospital was relocated and became the new main entrance.
The tower was built on pyritic soil and rock that required undercutting and pouring mud slabs on top of, which was placed stone to create a base for both the foundations and concrete floor slab. The foundation was specially coated for protection against future pyritic erosion.