CHC of Southern Iowa, Inc., Clinic Improvements Keokuk Clinic, Great River Health Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa Jefferson County Health Center Great River Medical Center Klein Center CHC of Southern Iowa, Inc., Behavioral Access Center GRHS Eastman Plaza and Mercy Plaza GRMC Cardiac Cath Lab, GI, Inpatient Rehab, Behavioral Health addition River Ridge Pavilion For Regional Medical Center HCHC Surgery Addition/Energy Replacement GRMC Orthopedic Center of Excellence Davis Co. Hospital Addition, Fitout, Renovation Decatur County Hospital Replacement Washington Co. Hospital & Clinics Add./Reno. Fort Madison Community Hospital Louisa County Clinic, CHC of Southeastern Iowa CHC of Southern Iowa, Inc., Clinic Improvements Keokuk Clinic, Great River Health Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa Jefferson County Health Center Great River Medical Center Klein Center CHC of Southern Iowa, Inc., Behavioral Access Center GRHS Eastman Plaza and Mercy Plaza GRMC Cardiac Cath Lab, GI, Inpatient Rehab, Behavioral Health addition River Ridge Pavilion For Regional Medical Center HCHC Surgery Addition/Energy Replacement GRMC Orthopedic Center of Excellence Davis Co. Hospital Addition, Fitout, Renovation Decatur County Hospital Replacement Washington Co. Hospital & Clinics Add./Reno. Fort Madison Community Hospital Louisa County Clinic, CHC of Southeastern Iowa

GRMC Cardiac Cath Lab, GI, Inpatient Rehab, Behavioral Health addition
West Burlington, Iowa

Project Overview

Owner Great River Medical Center
Location West Burlington, Iowa
Delivery Method Design-Build
Description New Construction
Gross Floor Area 71,500 SF

Great River Medical Center selected Carl A. Nelson & Company as the design-builder for its expansion and build out.  The 71,500 SF project includes the Digestive Health Center (four operating rooms), the Heart & Vascular Center (two operating rooms), Snake Alley Rehabilitation Services, Riverview Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Center, and shell space for a future bed wing.  The expansion also included the Emergency Services Building.

The project was very challenging in many respects. All of the construction occurred above or adjacent to a fully operational hospital, which made noise, dust, and vibration control critical.  As an example, 75 plumbing and medical gas penetrations were required through the existing Emergency Department ceiling for the Digestive Health Unit being built above.  Construction coordination around the MRI and ambulance/ helicopter traffic also provided some special challenges.  A total cooperative effort between the entire GRMC staff and Construction Team enabled the project to be completed ahead of schedule and $657,338 under the guaranteed maximum price.  That amount was returned to the owner.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you and your staff at Carl A. Nelson for the terrific job performed in constructing our latest projects. I know I speak for our entire organization when I say your highly skilled and professional people are truly committed to customer satisfaction and making sure the job is done right.”

John E. Mercer, Director of Facilities, Great River Health Systems