Fresh & Clean: Renovation Complete for MelroseWakefield Central Sterile Processing Department

Fresh & Clean: Renovation Complete for MelroseWakefield Central Sterile Processing Department

Originally posted in Medical Construction & Design Magazine

A renovation was recently completed for MelroseWakefield Hospital’s central sterile processing department. Located in Massachusetts, the renovation involved modernizing HVAC and sterilization equipment. The project team included Columbia Construction Company and Margulies Perruzzi. Multiple phases were developed and sequenced using Lean planning to maintain operations, avoid renovating and area twice, control costs and shorten the construction schedule. The project required air quality monitoring, humidity and pressure differential monitoring throughout construction to ensure the active operations of the department were never compromised and that FGI Guidelines were adhered. To ensure regular contact between the client and all team members, a communication strategy was developed for daily monitoring, response to system alerts and tracking documentation and reporting.