Madison Health is getting an additional 37,000 square feet of hospital space for Christmas this year, thanks to an infrastructure upgrade and two-story expansion project that is scheduled to reach completion this December.
With this being Madison Health’s largest construction project to-date, the hospital will look drastically different to patients and staff once complete at the end of 2018. As the electrical contractor, Mid-City has been involved since April 2017 to prepare the facility for this major addition. While the hospital’s infrastructure has experienced minor enhancements over its 54-year history, this was the first time the building underwent a complete overhaul of heating, cooling, electrical, and mechanical systems. As part of this comprehensive infrastructure upgrade, our electricians installed a new electrical distribution system inside a new electric room, a 750kva diesel generator, and automatic transfer switches. Our team worked hand in hand with the facility and the construction team to tie in the new distribution system to the existing one, which took place over a highly coordinated two-week period. We also relocated the primary electric utility feed.
Following the infrastructure changes, Mid-City is now working on the two-story addition, which is taking place in two phases while the hospital remains fully operational. The first floor of the addition houses a new 12,000-square-foot emergency department (ED) with private patient rooms and a dedicated trauma space. Above the ED, Madison’s new Cancer Center, which is operating in partnership with The James Cancer Network, is home to a dozen oncology stations with a more comfortable layout for patients. Medical specialist office space is allocated for the remainder of the second floor.
The original buildings of the Madison Hospital campus are also undergoing significant changes. As part of Mid-City’s scope of work, we’re expanding the fire alarm infrastructure, as well as installing new site and parking lot lighting, nurse call, and normal, critical, equipment, and life safety power and lighting. The construction team is installing a new connector, which will join the main entrance to the existing medical office building and new registration areas.