The Faith Replacement Hospital is a 75,000 square-foot, 2-story free-standing acute care critical access hospital. The expanded space includes 17 beds, a new surgical department, and a large expansion of the rural health clinic.
In addition to the new 75,000 square-foot, 2-story critical access hospital, the scope of work also included a 3,500 square-foot, free-standing EMS facility and a free-standing 8,000 square-foot wellness center with an indoor pool. The expanded space includes 17 beds—four beds exclusively for the delivery of babies—a new surgical department, and a large expansion of the rural health clinic.
The leadership at Faith Community Hospital felt passionately about spending additional dollars to implement a geothermal energy system. The geothermal energy system would reduce operating costs for the life of the new hospital and provide a more sustainable option than traditional energy sources. Faith’s geothermal system uses over 150 tiny wells below the slab, each over 250 feet deep, to use the earth’s natural heating and cooling. Because this was our first installation, we used BIM to minimize clashes, coordinate underground utilities, and create a path for the well fields. By using BIM we were able to build the project virtually and eliminate the challenges before we began construction. Faith Community Hospital can now boast that they are the first hospital to use geothermal energy for heating and cooling.
Faith Community Hospital
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