St. John’s is one of the few hospitals in the area that has a burn unit. They have recently decided to separate their services into an In-Patient Unit and an Out-Patient Areas. One of the biggest challenges for this type of department is infection Control, so finishes were selected so that infections would be a minimal risk; welded seamed floors, foot pedal to operate sinks, laminate mill-work and no vinyl wall covering—only paint was used.
Infection Control during construction and appropriate finishes to maintain easy infection control after construction.
We developed an Infection Control standard to be used on this project. It was followed and there were no problems.
What the Client Says:
Stephanie Ireland of Ireland Architects closely coordinated and worked with St. John’s Senior Leadership, Nursing Staff, and Support Groups to help move our hospital departments into the new Inpatient Tower. She effectively coordinated meetings in which all St. John’s Support Groups were able to express their needs and concerns for the movement of critical hospital departments in the best way possible without disrupting patient care.
She then addressed these issues through weekly meetings and the end result was, what seemed to be, a seamless transition. Stephanie pays attention to every detail, is prompt in her responses, easy to work with, and listens to the needs of our facility and end users. What a difference her support made to our move!
A great movement coordinator. Working with her is a pleasure!
St. John’s Hospitals (now Mercy)