- St. Luke’s University Health Network
- Contact Name
- Mr. Bret Buchman
- Howard Kulp Architects
- Agency Construction Management
- Project Start Date
- July 2012
- Project Completion Date
- October 2012
Boyle provided construction management of a fast-track operating room renovation for St. Luke’s University Heath Network, Bethlehem Campus. Developed by GE Healthcare, this hybrid operating room was the first of its kind in the United States. The high-tech procedures that take place in the operating room through sophisticated operating equipment required all construction details to be perfect.
The $1.4 million dollar construction renovation started in the beginning of July 2012 and was completed by the end of October 2012. Throughout the project, work was completed after normal business hours due to operating procedures in adjacent operating rooms.
Boyle removed the existing roof and raised it 10 feet to accommodate the GE hybrid operating room equipment. The operating room floor was also precisely leveled, so the equipment, which is laser guided and extremely mobile, could properly operate.
Boyle also renovated the adjacent sub sterile room, where surgical supplies are located and surgical instruments are sterilized, while other adjacent operating rooms remained functional. All improvements took place on weekends and nights, allowing the facility to remain functional for the next day’s operations.
The entire project was a team effort, requiring constant communication among St. Luke’s staff and planners, all project designers and GE’s Healthcare team. Boyle Construction was privileged to have been part of such a unique effort in improving healthcare.