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St. Joseph's Hospital Neurosurgery Suite

St. Joseph's Hospital Neurosurgery Suite


Location
Tucson, Arizona

Owner
Carondelet Health Network,
Ascension Healthcare

Size
3,800 SF

Services
• Mechanical engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Plumbing engineering
• Technology
• Construction Administration
Awards

• Featured nationally at the
  “Enlightening Healthcare
  Symposium”
   - Las Vegas, NV October 2009


An American First

LSW Engineers provided design services for the expansion of the existing third floor surgical wing. The new space includes 3 operating rooms integrating a two-room iCT suite by Brain LAB, the first of its kind in North America. The iCT suite features a common tract mounted CT shared between the two rooms. The design included touch screen controls and 550nm green lamps to increase visual comfort for the surgical staff. This project included electrical distribution modifications to accommodate the addition.

The adjacent Eye Surgery Suite required vibration isolation on each item of vibrating equipment. Since this neurosurgery suite is the first in the United States, significant coordination between BrainLAB, Siemens, the owner and other consultants was of the utmost importance.


Design Included:
• High efficiency filters
• General power and lighting
• Site lighting
• Emergency egress and general facility lighting
• Short circuit calculations
• Interior lighting photometric calculations
• Fire alarm system