The expansion doubled the size of the hospital, adding a new five-story, 96-bed patient tower and renovating the existing hospital to include a new main entry and reception area. The patient tower houses 48 private progressive care unit beds on one floor and 48 intensive care unit beds on another floor along with shelled-in floor earmarked for future additional beds. Connected to the hospital via an elevated walkway is a five-story, 860-space parking garage.
The new central energy plant is designed to meet the hospital’s current needs while providing space for future expansion. Four 1,400-ton centrifugal, water-cooled chillers and four cooling towers service the hospital’s 5,600-ton load. Three 400-hp boilers provide hot water and building heat while two double-ended, 4,000-amp, 480-volt, 3-phase electrical services provide power. Backup power is supplied by four paralleled 1,500-kw generators and distributed throughout the hospital and CEP through 19 automatic transfer switches.