OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has broken ground on a $150-million expansion of Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s south campus in Oklahoma City. The project includes the addition of a six-story, 228,338-square-foot Mercy hospital tower on the campus’ west side.
As construction manager, McCarthy will oversee construction of the new building, which encompasses 44 patient beds; eight cardiac care unit beds; a catheterization lab; two inpatient pharmacies; imaging, prep and surgery areas; a post-anesthesia care unit; a chapel; a lobby and registration area and administration and shell space. The project also includes construction of surface parking, a helipad and a two-level, 180-space parking garage.
Both Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Mercy will share the facility, advancing a 15-year partnership between the two healthcare organizations.
The construction team is using advanced technology, including building information modeling, real-time estimating and virtual plan rooms, to deliver the project with optimal quality and efficiency. McCarthy is also implementing Lean principles, including pull-planning schedules. The project will be phased to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff.
McCarthy is serving as construction manager and general contractor, and WHR Architects/EYP Health is the project’s architect. Other project team members include Bernhard TME (MEP engineer) and Cardinal Engineering (civil engineer).