The Queen’s Medical Center – COVID Infrastructure Enhancements

Project Type:
Healthcare - Hospital Unit
Service Type:
Project Size:
12,000 SQ. FT.

The COVID Infrastructure project transformed the exisiting 9th Floor Respiratory Wing into an all Airborne Infection Isolation Wing that is Critical Care capable. To meet the critical needs of the pandemic, the entire design and construction process was accelerated and completed in under 4 months.

One of the major design goals was improving the safety of both the patients and the hospital staff. Major mechanical infrastructure work was preformed to convert all of the 24 patient rooms to negative pressure with dedicated exhaust. Additionally, alcoves were added for storage of PPE and access to pass-through windows were added to minimize the need to enter the patient rooms as frequently.

To improve infection control, the patient room finishes were upgraded to welded seamless flooring, scrubbable gasketed ceiling tiles, and paint and solid surface counters. Additionally, a Kenall Light System was integrated in each room that sanitizes the room.

Providing connectivity with a new telehealth system allowed video conferencing to connect patients, families and their physicians remotely.