MetroHealth System | Cleveland , Ohio
Osborn Engineering was selected by MetroHealth to study and determine the best way of rebuilding and transforming the 100+ year campus into a community wellness destination. Osborn provided a significant amount of healthcare expertise with knowledge of all aspects of the physical plant, primary infrastructure systems, energy efficiency, and employing evolving technologies in Healthcare. The executive team thoroughly investigated, analyzed, developed, and assisted in campus programming. This programming included revisiting and developing the facility guidelines and standards related to all systems, which included providing minimal criteria for design, materials, and equipment regarding codes, warranty, approved products, execution, and uniformity. These standards were especially important in developing a transformation plan for all development projects in the future.
Along with developing the facility guidelines and standards, Osborn incorporated the following:
- Evaluation and assessment of existing infrastructure
- Organization and discussion on operational programming and energy efficiency
- Identification of sustainability goals
- Coordination of reuse/refurbishment/replacement areas, shrinking the overall campus square footage
- Central energy plant sizing and location
- Incorporated enabling, transitional and program specific projects as required by the master plan
- Evaluation of existing tunnels and design concepts for new tunnels
- Cogen feasibility study
- A strategic technology master plan
- On/off base feasibility study for the proposed new central utility plant
Osborn also assisted with many projects under this contract, including designing and commissioning the Critical Care Pavilion. Described as a lifeboat for the seriously ill, the existing pavilion housed MetroHealth’s Level I Trauma Center - the area’s only adult Level I trauma center - and the emergency medicine and surgical care departments. It was expanded with an additional two floors as the first step in the multi-year campus transformation, including a new interior courtyard for patient views and two helipads on the roof.