Facility : Emergency Department
Size : 62,000 SF Addition / 20,000 SF Renovation
Location : Lancaster, PA
This 62,000-square-foot addition and 20,000-square-foot renovation at Lancaster General Hospital doubled the size of the emergency department, enabling the hospital to more efficiently care for large numbers of emergency patients. The new department is divided into three areas: one for patients with minor injuries or illnesses, one for patients who are suffering serious illnesses or traumas, and one for patients who need to be monitored and evaluated. The department has a separate pediatric unit, where children are cared for in rooms decorated with seascapes.
The building's exterior features brick, cast stone, and aluminum composite panel, providing an enhanced, high-tech look. Multiple roof levels, large windows, and skylights add interest to the structure.
High Construction served as general contractor for the hospital project and smoothly overcame various project obstacles. The limited work zone at this urban site in downtown Lancaster, PA, required skillful planning and execution. The construction area shared a common wall with the existing hospital building, which required careful timing of disruptive activities including extensive concrete demolition. Additionally, High Construction overcame the challenge of establishing foots in the site's thick limestone.