Congratulations to our Healthcare Business Unit and St. George Office on delivering the PET-CT remodel/replacement project in December. This project represents an important upgrade to the St. George Regional Hospital and an important milestone for our Healthcare Business Unit.
The original PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Technology) machine was installed in 2007. With improving technologies, the hospital needed to replace the machine with newer, better technology. After removing the original machine, they hired Zwick Construction to prepare the space for a new PET-CT machine.
In order to complete the project, the team modified the existing cabinetry and furred out a wall to add the electrical wall duct and maintain the integrity of the lead shielding. They also replaced the floors and countertops to conform to updated healthcare construction standards and installed an exhaust fan—double the size of the former—required for the new machine. During construction, the team moved the storage room to the equipment room and moved the equipment room outside the main area.
As with all healthcare construction projects, specific procedures must be in place. During this project, the team strictly followed ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) standards, which included maintaining negative air space throughout the entire project. It also required specific egress procedures, like accessible fire extinguishers and exits.
Because this project was completed inside an operating hospital, the team took extra precautions to keep patients and staff safe and comfortable. As the Superintendent said, “With these projects, patients always come first, then construction comes second.”
Thanks to the entire project team!