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Thursday, September 29, 2022  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Lessons Learned From a Major Surgical Tower and Infrastructure Expansion

Neal Boothe, PE
Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions
Arash Kamangar
Healthcare Architect, Hunton Brady Architects

Session will outline design requirements and lessons learned from a major, metropolitan hospital addition to provide 24 new ORs (with 6 future ORs included) and 90+ new patient beds. New Operating Rooms include full robotic capability and full OR integration systems in each OR. This presented multiple design challenges to integrate these technologies. Also, this project provided the design of all Operating Rooms on a dedicated floor with Pre-Op/PACU spaces on a separate floor (with sterile elevator system between these two floors). This is one of the first inpatient hospitals to provide separate dedicated floors for surgery and Pre/Post Operative services. Also included in this project was a new Central Energy Plant designed for the new 300,000+ sf surgical tower with capacity to help backfeed mechanical/electrical services (including emergency power) for the existing 700,000 sf existing hospital).

1: Review of pros/cons and final decision to provide separate floors for Operating Rooms and Pre/Post Operative Services.
2: Review of mechanical/electrical systems needs to support new Surgical Tower & supplement into existing large hospital building systems (1M sf total).
3: Lessons learned from designing multiple, new ORs with full integration AV systems and robotics integration.
4: Review of various technology challenges/conflicts encountered during project design and implementation and solutions to overcome these.