Emergency power

MEP Design Requirements for Central Sterile Processing Areas

Successful outcomes from surgical procedures in a hospital rely, in part, on the ability of the central sterile processing suite to provide equipment and materials in an efficient, reliable, and sterile manner.  Similarly, the central sterile processing suite relies on the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems serving the area to be reliable and to meet all … Read more

Emergency Power/UPS Requirements – Assessing Your Risk

Section 4.1 of NFPA 99, 2012 Edition,¬†provides a good starting point for assessing risk in building systems. This Section requires that each building system in a healthcare facility be evaluated and assigned a category based on the consequences of that system failing to operate. The¬†categories are: Category Consequence of Failure 1 Major injury or death … Read more

Avoiding Medical Office Building Mentality

In today’s healthcare market, many surgical procedures have moved from the hospital setting to an outpatient setting. Stand-alone outpatient surgery centers allow for same-day surgeries to be more convenient and less expensive for patients and healthcare providers. From the outside, an outpatient surgery center may look like a standard medical office building (MOB) but, below … Read more