Longmont United Hospital – Master Plan
In 2003 and 2008, Longmont United Hospital completed the fit-out expansion of their new tower. This newest expansion included the new Emergency Department; added 18 patient beds; installed a new “state-of-the-art” MRI; added a second Catheterization Lab; remodeled the Cardiopulmonary Department (heart and lung services); additional psychiatric evaluation and holding area; increase the staff work areas; and added a central nurse station.
The new 29,000sf Emergency Department included 24 treatment rooms, four private trauma rooms, three triage rooms (located at the doors), X-ray, CT scanner, and a laboratory. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for the addition were designed to allow expansion of the addition to an additional two floors above the addition.
The remodeled Cardiopulmonary Department provided for inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services that also included 12-lead EKGs, blood pressure and 24 or 48-hour holter monitoring, cardiac stress tests, pulmonary function studies, sleep studies, and EEGs. The renovated space was approximately 3,600sf.
To accommodate the 60,000sf expansion the Longmont United Hospital also expanded its Central Utility Plant. This expansion was a two-story, 8,800sf structure that added 600 tons of cooling (two-300 ton magnetic drive chillers) and a 600 ton cooling tower; a new 250 BHP high pressure steam boiler; an emergency generator and relocation of two existing emergency generators; new paralleling gear; main transformer; a 10,000 gallon fuel tank and all associated auxiliary fuel pumping equipment. In addition, the existing 1,500-gallon oxygen tank was replaced with a 3,000-gallon tank.
To accommodate the expansion, the loading dock and material management buildings were relocated and expanded to approximately 7,200sf.