As part of a $1B+ expansion initiative, Penn State Health (PSH) purchased a 28-acre greenfield site in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to construct a new community hospital. This new development will mark a new chapter for PSH Lancaster Medical Center, adding 129 beds with an adjacent 60,000SF Medical Office Building. The building is designed as a sustainable and efficient building tailored to provide the best patient care possible to the surrounding Lancaster community. Pure PM is working in association with Stantec to provide project management services for completion of this project.
The new hospital features a variety of bed units which include standard med surg, intensive care, intermediate care, and women’s services. In addition, there will be a comprehensive surgical suite, catherization lab, endoscopy suite, full diagnostic imaging suite, labor and delivery, emergency department and observation unit.
A notable design element of this new facility is department support from a “front of house” and “back of house” design. This flow provides streamlined efficiency between patients and visitors and regular hospital support services. The project also includes an adjacent parking garage, a walking path for the surrounding community which provides considerations for the Amish culture that is prevalent in the area.
One key priority for PSH was speed to market. This project is being delivered through a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract structure with an early design assist / integrated project delivery (IPD) approach. Through this structure, there is early high engagement by the entire project team, including trade partners, which supports a dynamic target value design effort that achieves the project budgeting goals. Through a collaborative team effort by all project team members, this has allowed for a streamlined design, budgeting and construction process that allowed the team to break ground only 6 months after the start of design.