With the coronavirus spreading across the country, medical and data centers have become more important now than ever before. Both have become critical in the fight against the coronavirus, with medical centers healing our sick and data centers helping to better understand how we can flatten the curve. Yet, this also means that both types of facilities have become increasingly overwhelmed as they deal with rising hospitalization rates and supply shortages. For some of these institutions, however, they are equipped with brand new equipment and facilities that can help them in their hour of need. From Poughkeepsie to Gainesville, Construction Protection Systems is proud to have been a part of these past construction projects that are helping those on the front lines.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of the premiere medical centers in the area. Just this past year, it completed a $500 million project that resulted in a 696,000-square-foot expansion of the facility. This expansion included 264 private medical/surgical patient rooms, 30 ICU rooms, 66 treatment rooms, a loading dock, additional parking, and more, thus allowing the medical practitioners at Vassar Bros to help more patients in the Poughkeepsie area.
Google Data Center, New Albany, OH
In November of 2019, Google broke ground in New Albany, OH for their brand-new data center. A $600 million project, the Google Data Center will work to keep the internet flowing smoothly and efficiently to provide us the data we need in times like these. Not only that, but the Google Data Center in New Albany will also be matched with 100% renewable energy.
North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
The North Florida Regional Medical Center is a 432-bed care center that just got a little bit bigger. Beginning in June of 2017, the NFRMC underwent several stages of expansion and modernization, including updating patient rooms, adding two freestanding ERs, expanding their emergency department entrance, and more. Completed in 2018, this project has provided more beds and more room for emergency responders to treat their patients.
Facebook Data Center, New Albany, OH
In addition to the Google Data Center, New Albany also received a Facebook Data Center in 2019. A $750 million project, the Facebook Data Center helps to control and monitor Facebook traffic. By doing so, they are helping people stay connected to one another while also providing them access to the information that they need to best weather this crisis.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS
For nearly 100 years, Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been serving the Lawrence, KS area. More recently, however, they’ve undergone a major expansion and renovation to their facilities, specifically their Emergency Department. An $81.6 million project, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital is set to have an expanded waiting room, 12 additional private rooms, three triage rooms, and an upgraded electrical power system.
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, FL
In Fort Myers, FL, two hospitals became one with the consolidation of the Gulf Coast Medical Center and the Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. This consolidation resulted in a brand-new building, featuring 423,000-square-feet of new construction and 25,000-square-feet of renovation. The new hospital now sports many critical facilities, including an emergency department, lab, surgery department, 229 patient rooms, and more.
At Construction Protection Systems, we’re proud to have had the opportunity to play a part, however small, in these many renovation and construction projects. Stay tuned for more updates from the makers of 1-2-3 Door Shield—the original, reusable door protection system.