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Women's Imaging Center at WellSpan Women's Center—Open MRI

Client WellSpan Health
Location York, PA
Size / Cost 800 SF / $700K
Dates June 09–December 09
Advanced Radiology Imaging Center healthcare design
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Background

WellSpan Health is a community health system in Adams and York County, Pennsylvania, with 2 hospitals, 10 outpatient health centers, and 40 locations throughout the region, including York Hospital. Located on the Apple Hill Medical Campus are the York Hospital Women’s and Imaging Centers, which provide digital diagnostic imaging services to the WellSpan Health System.

Objectives

WellSpan sought to increase the capacity of their imaging center by adding a new Hitachi Open MRI scanner, utilizing space previously allocated for growth and expansion within the facility. CMSI provided a design-build delivery method that allowed for efficient and effective project execution, while avoiding omissions and delays. Involved early on in the planning process, CMSI was able to assist WellSpan in the evaluation of vendors and equipment, by providing feasibility and budget information for the various equipment being considered.

Approach

The new Hitachi Open MRI was installed between an existing MRI and a PET/CT scanner, necessitating unique shielding requirements to prevent interference with existing equipment. Access needed to be created from the exterior of the building to deliver and install equipment. Upgrades to the existing chilled water, HVAC and electrical systems were required to support this new equipment. CMSI also installed a UPS system to provide for power quality and uninterruptable power supply.

Results

During this project, the construction area was isolated from adjacent operational workspace; as a result, additions to the Imaging Center did not interfere with day-to-day operations. The completed project successfully maximized the efficiency of patient care in the facility and achieved WellSpan’s intended use for the space.