Joe Craft Tower Expansion Project

Location: Hazard, KY

Client: Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Architect: Omni Architects
Project Cost: 47,000,000
Project Size (Building): 100,000 Square Feet

This expansion to Appalachian Regional Healthcare facilities offers residents of Perry and surrounding counties access to the largest medical center in southeast Kentucky.  

STW completed the full engineering design and construction administration for the addition.  The new addition includes a new Emergency Department, a Critical Care Unit with 16 beds, and a 34-bed acute care cardiac nursing unit. A roof mounted helipad allows  critical transportation directly to the hospital for the region. 

STW also engineered energy saving upgrades to the existing central utility plant.  These upgrades resulted in flat energy costs for ARH Hospital in spite of significant rate increases.  The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low voltage designs in the new tower have demonstrated full functionality and with no down time, user complaints or integration issues.