Iowa Methodist Medical Center & Blank Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

Graham Construction has been a trusted partner with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines since 1981. Our most recent project together is the IMMC & Blank Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. This multi-phase addition and renovation project is being constructed right in the heart of the hospital campus. Before the addition could start, the Emergency Department entrance and ambulance drop off was moved to temporary locations so there would be no disruption of service. Also several major site utility services were relocated out of the area of the addition.

The new 40,860 square foot addition will have a 4,800 square foot basement for mechanical needs. The IMMC General Emergency Department, Level 1 Trauma Center, and Ambulance Garage will occupy this addition. The addition also includes a CATH Lab and two X-Ray Rooms. The Blank Pediatric Emergency Department, Clinical Decision Unit and ED Administration will occupy temporary space in the new addition while the 8,800 square foot old Emergency Department is renovated for the Ped’s and staff administration and locker room spaces. Maintaining 24-7 patient and public access, infection control and patient safety is a major challenge of this project

Project Owner: Properties & Facilities Development UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Architect: Shive Hattery
Graham Construction Role: Pre-Construction Services, Construction Manager at Risk
Project Description: 40,860 Square Foot Addition
Project Cost: $29,200,000
Schedule: October 2014 to November 2016

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