Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

All kids, all the time. That’s both the beauty and the mission of the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. This state-of-the-art, 14-story, 464,000 square foot, health care facility is dedicated to pediatric care. It includes neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, patient rooms, an emergency room, a radiology department, and surgery/procedure rooms. The building was designed to maximize efficiency and convenience for the users while minimizing the impact on the environment. 
Feyen Zylstra helped equip this facility with phones, computers, (LAN/Network), elevators, mechanical systems, closed circuit TVs (CCTVs), audio/video systems, nurse call systems, patient observation, patient monitoring, telemetry, security cameras, security access control systems, paging/speakers, wireless access points, and a public wireless network. Fiber optic cabling was installed to connect 32 unique communication closets within the hospital and with adjacent hospital facilities. The construction of the Children’s Hospital was also made possible through the extensive use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The number of systems that required installation, coupled with the normal challenges of working in a multi-story building, made the project a perfect fit for Feyen Zylstra’s approach. 

For More Information, Contact:

John Riley  |  johnr@fzcorp.com

Summary

CUSTOMER: Wolverine-Turner Construction

LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI