Oklahoma Heart Hospital Super West Expansion Project Tops Out

Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Mercy and a group of community leaders celebrated the recent topping out of the Super West Expansion project at Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s south campus, located in Oklahoma City.

The $150-million Super West Expansion project includes the addition of a six-story, 228,338-square-foot hospital tower on the campus’ west side. Both Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Mercy will share the facility, advancing a 15-year partnership between the two healthcare organizations.

As construction manager and general contractor, McCarthy is overseeing 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 a two-level central energy plant, surface parking, a helipad and a two-level, 180-space parking garage.

The construction team’s use of advanced technology and Lean principles, including pull planning schedules, is maximizing construction efficiency and quality.

All construction work is being completed without negatively affecting the patients, staff and visitors using the adjacent hospital facility.

WHR Architects/EYP Health is the project’s architect. Other project team members include Bernhard TME (mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer and commissioning) and Cardinal Engineering (civil engineer).

Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2020. Weekly video project updates are available at the construction project website at https://sites.google.com/view/ohh-swe/home.

McCarthy is also completing an expansion to the current hospital’s ED to support expanded capacity of the new tower.

View a short video of the topping-out ceremony.

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Posted May 21, 2019

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