Gouverneur Healthcare Services Major Modernization
The project at Gouverneur Hospital was divided into three primary areas of work: 1. the 300,000-SF gut renovation and enhancement of the existing building program, 2. Mechanical infrastructure upgrades to bring the existing program up to a code-compliant modern healthcare system, and, 3. Construction of a new 120,000-SF steel and concrete diagnostic and treatment facility to expand the physical campus and overall program space. All work was performed while the building was fully occupied. Long-term care capacity has been expanded by 85 beds to a total of 295 beds while maintaining bed census to minimize long-term costs to the Client. Patients have access to private residential-style rooms; service upgrades include recreation areas and country-style kitchens. Various medical departments received renovations and programmatic expansions, including Pediatrics, Medicine, Imaging, and Dental, along with the development of new Surgery, Podiatry, OB/GYN, Adult Behavioral Programming, WIC, and Pharmacy Departments. Bump-outs of 3,500 SF per floor, across multiple floors, connect the renovated and newly-constructed portions of the hospital, creating space to accommodate the higher bed count. All elevator machine rooms were modified and brought up to code to allow DASNY to replace the three passenger and two freight elevators servicing the building.