The project is called the Patient Room Improvement, Modernization and Enhancement Project (PRIME) and consists primarily of a new 4-story, 114,000 SF, 88 bed tower addition. 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 all with their own bathroom for ICU, med surg and ortho patients. The tower was built on pyritic soil and rock which required undercutting, pouring mud slabs on top of which was placed stone to create a base for beneath both the foundations and concrete floor slab. The foundations also had to specially coated for protection against future pyritic erosion.
The scope of work also included 12,000 SF of renovations to convert the existing ortho space for future ICU use. In addition, a secondary entrance to the hospital was relocated which became the new main entrance.