While all are now smiling and pleased with the 118,170-sq-ft facility, hospital personnel were unaware of the many obstacles they would face during the project's construction. Of course, the architects and engineers involved can say the same.
The true difficulty in hospital renovation is not necessarily the lack of space for distribution or the identification of existing utilities. The real issue can be maintaining the necessary level of infrastructure support for patient care. In the example of Beaumont's heart center, working around a neonatal intensive care unit made normal issues even more complex.