Boyle Construction

Boyle Construction

Project Profile

Sacred Heart Hospital 5th Floor Renovation

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Sacred Heart Hospital
Contact Name
Mr. John Hrubenak
MKSD Architects
Construction Start Date
April 2014
Project Completion Date
October 2014

Project Description

Boyle performed design-build services to renovate the Hospital’s patient tower, built in 1974. The design achieved current building codes and Department of Health requirements and integrated Planetree principles (Planetree is a model of care that includes the patient’s family in recovery).

The renovations converted multi-patient rooms into single rooms with modern technology integrated headwalls and footwalls and private baths. New spaces also featured a unit welcome/gathering area; family care and meeting room; an enlarged, open concept nurse station with high visibility to visitors and patient rooms; a semi-private physician charting area; corridor integrated nurse charting alcoves; a medicine dispensing room; new HVAC units; new electrical, data, nurse call and plumbing systems; a new generator; and nature-inspired, hospitality-style finishes and art.
The Trexler Tower 5th Floor renovations began in April 2014 and were completed in October 2014. The project renovated a 10,000 SF, 18-room medical-surgical patient care floor with double-use rooms into an 18-bed, single-use medical-surgical floor. Two of the patient rooms were updated to provide full ADA and bariatric patient care.

The work involved demolition of an entire floor, asbestos abatement and utility relocation (medical gas, HVAC, plumbing and electric). System upgrades included two new rooftop air handling units and new exterior duct work to feed floors 5, 6 and 7; emergency power distributed throughout the floors; and a new emergency generator to serve the Trexler Tower.