Healthcare Building Solutions to Provide Medical Equipment Planning Services for $141.1 Million Pediatric Tower Expansion at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Three Floors to be Added to Existing Patient Tower
Langhorne, PA – Healthcare Building Solutions (HBS) is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the Medical Equipment Planning contract for the Pediatric Tower Expansion at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
The approximately 126,000-square-foot addition will provide space for a new labor and delivery unit and post-partum patient rooms, as well as a new neonatal intensive care unit — all of which will be relocated from the their current locations in the adult hospital. The addition also will include an 18-bed pediatric acute care unit. As part of the project, approximately 14,000 square feet of the existing fifth floor of the Children’s Hospital will be renovated from office space to provide another 14 pediatric patient rooms, team care stations and support spaces.
The Children’s Hospital is consistently at or close to capacity, and this expansion will accommodate the growing demand across the region for specialty inpatient services for children. The expansion also will allow the vacated spaces in the adult hospital to be renovated and repurposed for adult inpatient needs.
The freestanding Children’s Hospital building was completed in 2012. Payette Associates of Boston, Massachusetts, designed the building so that three additional floors could be added in the future and has been selected as the architects for the design of the additional floors. Construction began this April and occupancy is expected to begin in fall 2020.
Kathleen Morris, Vice President of Planning and Development at HBS adds, “HBS brings extensive experience providing medical equipment planning services to pediatric healthcare providers. We recognize that “one size doesn’t fit all” and this is especially true for these tiny patients.”
About Healthcare Building Solutions
Healthcare Building Solutions (HBS) collaborates with leading healthcare organizations and their partners to create the next generation of healthcare facilities and population health environments. As former hospital administrators and facility managers, HBS team members have been involved in the development, design, equipment procurement, management and operation of facilities of all sizes. From inception to execution, HBS provides strategies and solutions to help ensure that your project is finished on time and on budget. For more information visit www.hbsinc.com.