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Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building



Owner: PinnacleHealth System
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $15,000,000.00
GSF: 60,000 g.s.f.
Services Provided: 
 
Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building



Owner: PinnacleHealth System
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $15,000,000.00
GSF: 60,000 g.s.f.
Services Provided: 
Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building

In the early fall of 2005, PinnacleHealth Systems achieved the goal of a new consolidated laboratory building on the Harrisburg Hospital campus. The new $15 million facility was programmed and designed to support the consolidation of two hospitals’ major clinical and pathology services. The design was produced to enhance, not only the capability of Pinnacle’s services, but to also fuel quality and growth of services for the next twenty years.

The Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building’s open air laboratory will support more than ten staff pathologists and over 200 laboratory technicians and professionals to work with advanced analytical equipment, automatic robotic lines to improve employee safety and efficiency to the needs of patients and physicians alike.

Additional highlights incorporated into the programming and design of the facility are:
Enhanced ergonomic work stations and design to eliminate the high turnover of clinical technicians due to increased age of technicians, enhanced communications, and opportunities for enhanced training;

A flexible design was accomplished that, not enhanced the level of quality of service, but also would support twenty years of growth;

Met and exceeded regulatory compliance standards;

Increased use of automation and more sophisticated analytic equipment; and

Lowered the typical high energy consumption of the department well below the $8 to $10 per square foot level that existed.

The project enjoyed both accurate pre-bid estimates and a minimal amount of change orders.

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