St. Peter’s Hospital was founded in 1869, and is one of the largest health care organizations in upstate NY with 4,500 employees servicing 4,000 patients per day. St. Peter’s Hospital has been awarded the Best Hospital of the Capital Region by the Albany Times Union for 8 years consecutively. In 2005, St. Peter’s Hospital launched a multi-year capital improvement program to increase efficiencies, convenience, and privacy to provide state-of-the-art care in the 21st Century.
With rapid expansion of services, came a need to renovate the existing Sterile Processing Department, responsible for the cleaning and sterilization of surgical instrumentation and medical devices to remove biological materials that can cause healthcare-acquired infections. The objective of the project was to provide state-of-the-art equipment upgrades, which required a large investment in mechanical upgrades, and ultimately provide the department with more efficient and effective work spaces.
This was one of the most challenging projects AOW has undertaken; the Sterile Processing Department needed to remain completely functional and with the nature of the Department’s work, AOW was required to perform demolition and construction services while employing the strictest of environmental standards within the workspace. AOW also completed renovations to offices, a conference room, and locker rooms.
This project was accomplished over a series of several small phases with careful attention and coordination required with the Owner on mechanical shutdowns, foot traffic alterations, and the needs of adjacent departments. The first phase consisted of the installation of Belimed robotic pass through instrumentation and cart washers which were fully operational by the completion of the 5th construction phase. All phases included separate ceiling & wall systems and fluid-applied floors which were required to be a total system upon completion.
This project was AOW’s first awarded project at the Hospital and was completed within budget and 4 months ahead of schedule.