Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory | Albany Medical Center
Client: Albany Medical Center
Project Size: 18,000 sf
Completion Date: March 2017
Construction Cost: $870,000
Owner Contact: Briggs Montero, Vice President of Facilities
The existing 3-room cardiac cath department included an under utilized 7-bed prep/recovery area for high risk patients adjacent to 2 cardiac cath labs accessed by a cramped central shared control room. To meet the increased cardiac cath volume, Albany Medical Center needed to add another cardiac cath unit and elected to convert the recovery space into a fourth cath lab, completely reconfigure the adjacent cath lab layouts, and add a separate transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) procedure room. The project was phased to keep 3 cath units in operation throughout. The final layout included new 225-SF TEE room; new 515-SF cath lab; new 570-SF central control room, reconfigured 490-SF hybrid cardiac cath/electrophysiology (EP) lab. The existing adjacent cath lab control room was upgraded as a separate follow-up project.
Unique design items include installation of fiber reinforced polymer sheet wrapped around the bottom of the existing concrete pan joists to provide flexural reinforcing as required for the ceiling supported units; updated FGI air flow requirements necessitated the installation of a new air handling unit to supply the renovated area, but with no nearby space available, the unit had to be placed in a mechanical room on an adjacent floor; the hybrid cath/EP lab required a large ceiling hung monitor and custom millwork workstation in the control room to accommodate third-party vendor equipment.