As the hospital of choice for Fairhope, Alabama, and Baldwin County, Thomas Hospital needed to expand to continue their leadership role in the local healthcare community.
Realizing the need for additional patient beds, and that a large portion of their admissions occurred through their Emergency Department, the owner embarked on a plan to focus on three main needs: additional state-of-the-art private patient rooms, a vastly expanded Emergency Department, and future expansion space for anticipated growth. Despite the preplanning, coordination, and communication efforts to minimize delays, a change in owner requirements for the project scope will likely affect the schedule in some way. To minimize any negative effects on the schedule, Hoar Construction’s on-site team was vigilant in distributing new information to the subcontractors and communicated with them to obtain their feedback, which was critical to maintaining continuous workflow. Some work was re-sequenced and some additional crews were added, but with accurate coordination and good communication from our field team and cooperation from our subcontractors and vendors, we met the project schedule and the North Tower Addition opened just as planned.
Infirmary Health Medical Center
Square-Foot, Four-Story Addition
64 Private Patient Beds, Shell Space for 32 Additional Patient Beds
New Emergency Department with 26 Exam Rooms; Four Trauma Rooms, Radiology, and Laboratory