Montgomery Cancer Center
JESCO, Inc. has constructed two major projects for the Montgomery Cancer Center in Montgomery, Alabama
The 2,700 square foot addition was designed for a state-of-the-art Varian HE 21 EX Clinac Linear Accelerator and is composed of a large ‘concrete bunker’ which houses the linear accelerator and treatment equipment, a control area for the radiotherapy unit, an electrical line conditioning & modulator room and support areas. The construction of the concrete bunker was done with 4’ thick concrete walls and ceiling(s) supported on 36’ deep drilled concrete piers. The building is finished in sleek clad aluminum columns, curtain wall glazing and linen-colored split faced veneer masonry.
Medical systems installed within this project include the following products: Varian HE Clinac Linear Accelerator 21 EX and Brainlab Exactrac X-Ray / IR Positioning System (Pre-Install). The bunker is secured from radiation by a fourteen hundred pound Nelco Neutron Shielding Door. At the interior of the bunker, a luminous sky ceiling decorates the ceiling and provides cancer patients with a soothing illuminated atmosphere bathed in sky blue light.
NMMC East Tower
This six story expansion to the main hospital facilities of North Mississippi Medical Center serves as the home to the Emergency Room, NMHS Administration, Heart and Cath Labs, the Heart Institute, the Diabetes Treatment Center, the Cardiothorasic Surgery Clinic, Outpatient Imaging, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology, NMMC Outpatient Services, Urology, P.A., the Wound Center, and the Sleep Disorders Center.
NMMC West & Central Bed Towers
The Central Bed Tower is a 66,290 SF renovation to the 5-story bed tower and connector that included total exterior shell and interior demolition and renovation of an existing concrete and steel frame bed tower with new exterior masonry and metal stud frame. The building exterior is insulated metal panels oon one side and EIFS on the opposite side. The building connects the West Bed Tower to the Main Unit.
NMMC-Digestive Health Center
The Center for Digestive Health is housed in a two-story facility on the main campus of North Mississippi Medical Center and serves a 22 county area. The facility offers outpatient digestive procedures and serves as the home to the Heartburn Center of Mississippi as well as private practices of Digestive Health Specialists, P.A.
NMMC-Outpatient Cancer Treatement Center
The North Mississippi Medical Center goal was to design and construct an outpatient cancer treatment center which would be on the leading edge of cancer treatment technologies. The design was to provide flexibility to accommodate changing cancer technologies and equipment, and also provide a means of expansion of the facility vertically since land is becoming scarce on the medical center campus. By utilizing a fast track negotiated approach completion time was reduced from 16 months to 11 months.
North Mississippi Medical Center’s Women’s Hospital is the leading regional resource for obstetrical, gynecological, neonatal intensive care and routine new born care. Though it is located near the NMMC main Tupelo campus, this unit is a standalone facility which provides convenient care to its many patients and their families. In 1986, the center opened its doors and has since undergone renovations and additions to upgrade its facilities to meet the region’s medical needs.
As the general contractor, JESCO helped meet these needs by constructing the Phase I renovation and addition which included 18,840 SF of additional labor, delivery and surgery suite areas and 23,620 SF of relocated hospital entrance, surgery expansion, short stay recovery and additions to the nursery suites. Phase II was the addition of NMMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a specialty care facility designed to handle the extensive problems encountered by the premature or critically ill newborn.
As with other medical facilities, patient safety was top priority and great lengths were taken to minimize disruption of services while still meeting the schedule, quality and cost.