DAI Architect and Engineer
Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital (UMMHA) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency department on its Leominster campus.
DiGiorgio Associates Inc. (DAI) is serving as the architect and engineer on this project. The addition and renovation will address increased patient volumes as well as the separation of acute and behavioral areas. Emergency department square footage will be increased to 26,500sf, and patient rooms will be increased from 24 to 37. Accommodation of future volume also has been addressed.
The new lobby area will include an updated waiting area, gift shop, and coffee shop. The state-of-the-art nurses’ station is centrally located to ensure optimal monitoring of patients. The behavioral health area will be a private and secured space, and the ambulance entrances will be designed with expanded space, improved work stations, and supply areas.
Renovations on the first floor include creating a new central sterile services department, adjacent to the surgical suite, which will allow the hospital to relocate its existing department from the Burbank Campus.
DAI will further develop the immediate site to provide for additional parking as well as creating separation between emergency vehicles and emergency patient access.
Construction, which will be performed with no disruption in services, is anticipated to start in the summer 2017. The total hospital improvement plan project is 48,000sf, with an estimated construction cost of $27 million.