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ENR Midwest names Mercy Hospital Joplin the best healthcare project of 2015

Dec 07, 2015

U.S. Engineering

Mercy Hospital Joplin

Mercy Hospital Joplin Named the Best Healthcare Project of 2015

U.S. Engineering was named in Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest’s BEST PROJECTS edition published November 16, 2015 for its involvement with the building of Mercy Hospital Joplin.

On May 22, 2011, the city of Joplin was devastated by a deadly tornado. St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center had been completely destroyed. McCarthy Building Cos. along with Hunt and U.S. Engineering stepped in to sort through the chaos and help Mercy Hospital restore health care services.

Design-assist mechanical and electrical subcontractors were hired early, making the process more efficient and providing additional schedule, quality and cost benefits. The team utilized building information modeling to update changes on time and avoid potential issues later in the field. Headwalls and bathroom walls for all patient rooms were prefabricated in a nearby warehouse and installed later in the construction process, expediting the schedule.

Just 46 months after the tornado struck—about half the time normally required to design and build a hospital of similar size—Mercy Hospital Joplin opened its doors. The 890,000-sq-ft facility has hospital space on its lower three floors, a seven-story patient tower containing 205 private rooms and a four-story clinic tower. U.S. Engineering is proud to be recognized for our involvement in this project.

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