A multi-phased master plan construction project was recently completed for Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. The project team included McCarthy Building Companies and HDR (dietary, endoscopy).
A $34-million dietary and endoscopy infill project was the first component of the multi-phase master plan. A new dietary services facility was completed in-between two buildings – bringing the service out of the basement and onto the first floor. The building consists of 47,000 square feet of new kitchens and dining, used to serve the entire campus. The endoscopy expansion includes approximately 17,000 square feet and six new endoscopy suites. The first floor is the lobby and kitchen; second floor holds the endoscopy suites and third floor includes doctors’ dining and lounge. This project also included an 18,000-square-foot surgery renovation and constructing a new 250-foot-long sky bridge to attach with an existing sky bridge, which connects the heart center to the garage.
The $25-million CUP project involved a renovation and addition to an existing operating CUP and the demolition of the other existing plant. The goal of this project was to re-feed all utilities to the hospital, allowing for the demolition of an existing tower, which will make way for a new women’s center.
The $7.6-million and 18-phased renovation and addition to the nuclear medicine/imaging department included the renovation of various areas within the existing hospital to accommodate a future hospital tower. A new magnetic resonance imaging suite and ambulance canopy was constructed, and the imaging suite was relocated from the basement to the first floor. This places the new imaging suite adjacent to the new MRI suite, improving the workflow efficiency in this area of the hospital.
By the numbers
13,000-square-foot new central utility plant
3,600-square-foot new ambulance canopy
5,500-square-foot new MRI suite/infill
28,000-square-foot interior remodel
90,000-square-foot new dietary, endoscopy suites infill