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Phase one of the operating room (OR) suite at Penrose Hospital required building out of two OR’s specifically designed for heart surgical procedures. RTA collaborated with equipment vendors in a comprehensive team approach to fulfill stringent project goals. A software program called Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized to facilitate the extensive coordination required to accommodate the design of the overhead boom support structure, as well as the medical gas mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems within the existing 12-foot-high structure.
Phase two of the OR wing required renovation of the existing shelled space into a state-of-the-art interventional hybrid operating room. The hybrid OR includes a surgical suite with an imaging component (providing real-time imaging during surgical procedures) and a nurse station with natural light. The design also incorporated additional support spaces, which include a viewing and control room, semi-sterile storage, lead apron storage and gowning area, an equipment storage room, a staff workroom, and restroom facilities.
RTA employed a team approach during the renovation of Penrose’s hybrid operating rooms that satisfied surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, facilities staff, and building officials. With the surgical suite in continuous operation, RTA successfully fulfilled the project goals on schedule and under budget.