ARH Hazard Regional Medical Center
Shrout Tate Wilson (STW) Engineers provided mechanical and electrical engineering and technical services for the new addition of the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky. The scope of work consisted of providing mechanical, electrical, medical gas, fire protection and plumbing design services for renovating a 6,920 square foot Emergency Room into a pre-operation area, a full renovation and upgrade to the campus Central Utility Plant chilled water system and an 81,000 square foot patient tower with a new N+1 hot water boiler system and integral modular heat recovery chiller utilizing variable primary flow.
The mechanical air distribution system for the new patient tower included (3) three new chilled water/electric heat air handling units with hot water VAV boxes, (3) three new electric boilers (N+1), a new 280 Ton heat recovery chiller, and (11) eleven new base mounted pumps variable speed pumps. The new patient tower was provided with DDC controls and integrated into the Central Plant control system front end.
The electrical systems included lighting, power distribution, voice/data, nurse call, door access control and telemetry monitoring. The lighting consisted of energy-saving T5, compact fluorescent and LED fixtures. Occupancy sensors were located in non-patient care areas. The corridor lighting is controlled by the building automation system so light levels and energy usage can be reduced at night. The power distribution system was designed to have two parallel 1,000 KW backup generators to provide emergency power.