Saunders' Healthcare Services is dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of construction in care giving facilities. Dust, noise, vibration, and moisture are inherent in any type of construction. However, in an environment of care, these conditions cannot be tolerated. For any type of occupied inpatient facility construction to be successful, these elements must be controlled and isolated.
Several factors differentiate healthcare construction from other types of construction projects. Critical care facilities contain systems that are specialized to patient care: medical gases, pneumatic tubes, nurse call, access control, and life safety. Diagnostic and treatment facilities contain medical equipment found in no other industry, such as linear accelerators, CT and PET CT scanners, X-rays, MRIs, gamma knives, surgery lights and microscopes, medical gas columns, sterilizers, headwall units. This equipment requires RF shielding, radiation shielding, extra structural support, mechanical, plumbing and electrical connections. At Saunders we understand this, and that is why we have a Healthcare Services Group. Our preconstruction and construction professionals work in the healthcare world every day. We know healthcare construction costs. We know how to operate in an occupied healthcare facility. We train our subcontractors on how to work in critical care environments.
To conform with Joint Commission policy, we have infection control and interim life safety protocols that are unsurpassed in the industry. In addition, our construction professionals are ASHE certified and receive ongoing training to keep current with the latest advances in the healthcare industry.
- Exceptional Care
- Uncompromised Patient Safety
- Certainty of Outcome
- New Hospitals
- Inpatient Remodels/Additions
- Outpatient Clinics
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Medical Office Buildings
- Senior Living Centers
- Medical Office Tenant Improvements
- Imaging Centers
"I consider the following to be Saunders strengths; extremely responsive to customer needs, always conscious of the budget, maintain a high quality of work, always meet or beat schedules and deadlines, and have the best superintendent in the business."
– Michael A. Savone, Saint Joseph Hospital