Surgical Anesthesia Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Modernization of Surgical Anesthesia Intensive Care Unit Provides Improved Patient Care

Barton Healthcare is providing the MEP design to update and modernize 30 patient rooms within the existing Surgical Anesthesia Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The project required close coordination with the contractor, architect and hospital staff to provide a multi-year, multi-phased construction plan to allow the Surgical Anesthesia Intensive Care Unit to remain in operation throughout construction while providing a safe and healing environment for the hospital’s highest acuity patients.

The patient room upgrades include new utility booms, medical gasses, power, lighting, plumbing fixtures and updated automatic temperature controls. The project also includes the addition of telehealth services to each room.

In addition to the SAICU room modifications, the project converted one patient room within the unit to a new Special Pathogens Room. The Special Pathogens Room will allow Penn State Health to treat patients with extremely communicable and dangerous conditions.

The HVAC system provides an air interlock and strict pressurization controls to contain all contaminants within the patient room and provides a safe environment for the hospital staff.

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

22,000 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$7 million


September 2020

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