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    HBS Helps Bring New 1.5 Million SF Penn Medicine Hospital On Line

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    Project Information Detail

    HBS provided a full range of services for this 17-story pavilion that provides 504 private patient rooms, 47 operating rooms and a 61-room emergency department. The 1.5-million SF facility is linked to its neighbors on the Penn campus, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the adjacent Perelman Center for Advanced and the regional train station via a network of public bridges and walkways. Designed following the Disney model with ‘on-stage’ and ‘off-stage’ areas, from the moment of arrival, the patient experience is reframed by breaking down the scale of the hospital into smaller neighborhoods which provide a sense of community.

    An extensive mockup process generated valuable insights and helped “future proof” the building to support changing health care needs and technologies for decades to come and resulted in three, 24-bed pods on each floor. To accelerate the schedule, the project utilized prefabricated items including bathroom pods, headwalls, electrical rooms, charting stations and operating-room components which were assembled in an offsite warehouse, then delivered the construction site at night and hoisted onto various floors by crane.

    HBS’s medical equipment planning scope of services include creating a composite budget for new purchases of equipment and furnishings for all areas included in the project and developing purchase specifications for owner-supplied major and minor equipment. HBS also provided transition planning and facility activation services, coordinated regulatory approvals and was responsible for delivery and installation/relocation management services, as well as coordinating and scheduling the activities performed by consultants and vendors.

    A key project challenge was the need to provide COVID-19 surge support while the project was reaching construction completion. HBS worked closely with Penn Medicine facility staff and caregivers to develop a surge support plan to complete floors early to provide dedicated COVID-19 treatment area. The HBS team worked on site to ensure the safety of staff and patients.

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    Read HBS Awarded Medical Equipment Planning for New Pediatric Project at Hershey

    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.

     

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    Sherri Bowman

    800-482-4371

    sherri.bowman@hbsinc.com

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    Read HBS Awarded Medical Equipment Planning for Projects on 3 Beebe Health Campuses

    Beebe Healthcare Awards Healthcare Building Solutions Medical Equipment Planning for $180 Million System Expansion

    Projects at Three Campus Locations

    Langhorne, PA – Healthcare Building Solutions (HBS) is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the Medical Equipment Planning contract for multiple projects at Beebe Healthcare’s three locations.

     

    Beebe Healthcare is embarking on an exciting and transformational project to improve healthcare for their community. The Hospital’s Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive expansion of the system over the next several years. This expansion will include both new facilities and new services on three campuses as Beebe Healthcare works to meet the needs of the growing region. Construction on the first phase of the expansion is expected to begin as early as the fall of 2018.

    Projects include an expansion at the hospital’s campus in Lewes that will create all private patient rooms and will also feature a new labor and delivery wing to serve the growing population of young families. The Lewes campus will remain the site of heart and vascular care, and the plans include creation of a dedicated Heart, Stroke and Vascular Center of Excellence.

    In Rehoboth, Beebe proposes to develop a Specialty Surgical Center for inpatient and outpatient procedures and establish a Minimally Invasive Surgical Center of Excellence at the site.  A new freestanding Emergency Department will be constructed on the Beebe Health Campus in Millville on Route 17.  In addition, a comprehensive satellite facility of Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center will be developed that will include radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

    Kathleen Morris, Vice President of Planning and Development at HBS adds, “We are excited to be a member of this design team.  We have had the opportunity to work with Wilmot Sanz on multiple projects in the past. Our team is looking forward to bringing our experience working with community hospitals to this project.”

     

    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.

     

    Contact:

    Sherri Bowman

    800-482-4371

    sherri.bowman@hbsinc.come

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    HBS Selected to Help Children’s Medical Center Open Two New Primary Care Practices

    Following its success opening seven new pediatric primary care practices within 18 months for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s), HBS has been selected to assist Children’s open two additional patient centered medical home (PCMH) recognized practices targeted at a new patient demographic.

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    Children’s Medical Center Unveils Specialty Care Center on Texas Health Dallas Campus

    Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s), Texas Health Resources (THR) and UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) have jointly unveiled the first Children’s Specialty Care Center located on the campus of a partner hospital.

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    HBS Presents at The Critical Access Summit

    Critical-Access2David Stepelevich, Vice President of Healthcare Building Solutions, Inc. (HBS) presented to over 100 attendees at The Critical Access Summit this week in Charlotte. Mr. Stepelevich spoke for two hour

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    Schematic Design: Now is the time to bring in your Equipment Planner

    A Medical Equipment Planner is an integral member of any healthcare construction project. For most projects, the medical equipment budget is the second largest expenditure after constructions costs.

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    HBS to provide equipment planning services to CoxHealth New Patient Tower

    (Philadelphia) – Healthcare Building Solutions, Inc. (HBS) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the equipment planning services portion of the new patient tower project for CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri.

    “We are delighted to be partnering with Beck Architectural and KLMK in developing a new patient tower for CoxHealth” says Jay Hornung, President at HBS. “We look forward to working on the project with this first class team”

    Healthcare Building Solutions provides a complete array of facility solutions to healthcare facilities and owners. HBS specializes in comprehensive turnkey development services including feasibility analysis, site selection, design, budgeting, financing, program/project management, equipment planning and transition planning as well as portfolio-wide facility management and compliance services. HBS prides itself on providing independent and efficient solutions to our clients so they can improve their operational outcomes while reducing administrative burden and cost. Our team acts as an extension of your in-house capabilities and adds our vast industry experience and knowledge to your team in an integrated, transparent alignment. HBS is the complete solution to all of your facility development and management needs.

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