This project was a design-build construction of a single-story, 12,000 SF Hospice and Palliative Care Wing at the West Palm Beach VAMC. The addition includes 12 individual patient rooms, office space, family areas, a kitchen, nurses’ stations, grieving rooms, clean/dirty utility rooms, resource room/media library, chapel/meditation room, storage space, supporting utilities and infrastructure, entry area with security station, and garden area.
During construction, we worked to minimize disruption to the VAMC while building the addition within 20 feet of two active patient rooms. Additionally, construction closed off an emergency exit for that wing of the hospital, so we constructed a temporary emergency egress through an unoccupied patient room. We also coordinated tapping into major building systems to tie in the new addition’s utilities and infrastructure with the existing hospital. We coordinated with the VA to ensure this work in the main thorough fairs, any outages, and all modifications to the system did not negatively impact the VA.