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Allegheny Health Network

Location Pittsburgh, PA

Client Allegheny Health Network

Services Project Management

Project Value $2 billion

Since 2014 Hill has provided staff augmentation services for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in western Pennsylvania. Originally, Hill supported the medical system’s $1 billion, 5-year capital improvement program. The program has since been expanded multiple times and continues to grow, now encompassing hundreds of projects, both new construction and renovations, across fourteen hospitals, 250+ clinic locations, and numerous outpatient centers, with multiples designers and contractors. AHN is using design-build and construction manager at-risk delivery methods and delivering many projects in phases.

The Hill team supports AHN by managing individual projects from early planning through to project close-out. For each project, Hill’s program/project manager develops an initial scope, schedule, and budget while overseeing the architect/engineering team and working with various user groups and hospital leadership. Once the project scope is defined, Hill works with the team to develop a guaranteed maximum price. Hill’s program/project managers update the schedules monthly and continuously monitor the budget, working with AHN’s schedulers and estimating managers. In addition, Hill manages tenant moves, infrastructure improvements needed for core systems servicing life safety and the environmental needs of the occupants, procurement, project commissioning, and close-out activities.

“We are immensely grateful to our design and construction partners who, despite having faced a myriad of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the hospital was being built, remained committed to delivering a best-in-class hospital for this community without any delay.”

-Allan Klapper, MD, president, AHN Wexford Hospital

Projects include:

West Penn Hospital and NICU: Hill managed the $25 million expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the $5 million infrastructure upgrades for West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. The NICU work included the total demolition of an entire floor in the middle of the operational hospital and construction of new MEP infrastructure to support the existing NICU and the building tower that houses the new NICU. Construction included nurse call and related communication systems, 23 state-of-the-art NICU infant beds, and renovations to the existing 40-bed NICU.

Cancer Centers and Outpatient Centers: AHN has invested $400 million in 13 new cancer centers. Hill has managed regional cancer centers and outpatient centers during planning, design, and construction. Projects have also included the consolidation of regional services. The $14.2 million Butler Cancer Center and $14.1 million Beaver Cancer Center are both new construction, 2-story, 33,564 SF buildings that serve both medical and radiation oncology, including a linear accelerator, computed tomography (CT) simulator, USP800 compounding pharmacy, and 16 infusion stations.

Jefferson Hospital: Hill has managed multiple pharmacy projects, including USP 800 upgrades, carousel installation, and replacement of the existing pharmaceutical dispensing machines with new PYXIS equipment throughout Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, PA. Other renovations include multiple medical office building renovations for various practices, diagnostic imaging, and outpatient services. Hill’s project management team has completed or is in construction for various renovations and healthcare equipment replacements including MRI, Pet-CT, X-ray, cath lab, fluoroscopy, bone density, linear accelerator, CT simulator, and tomography equipment projects.

Neighborhood Hospitals: This project includes the 35,400 SF, 2-story, $18.6 million Brentwood Neighborhood Hospital with emergency services on the first floor, including 11 inpatient beds, and shell space on the second floor for a future medical office building; the 26,000 SF, 2-story, $18.7 million Harmar Neighborhood Hospital with emergency services and 11 inpatient beds; and the 49,300 SF, 4-story, $31.3 million McCandless Neighborhood Hospital, which includes emergency services on the first and second floors with 11 inpatient beds and medical office building space on the third and fourth floors, which include primary care, dermatology, and a blood-draw lab, among other services.

Wexford Hospital: This 160-bed hospital opened in 2021 and boasts a 24-bed emergency department, adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, the only labor and delivery unit in northern Allegheny County, cardiac catheterization lab, advanced diagnostic imaging and more. It also offers specialty care in cancer, neurology, cardiology, radiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and other disciplines. Due to its sustainable and innovative design, the project received LEED Certification.

AHN Montour Health + Sports Medicine Center: The Riverhounds’ 78-acre soccer complex is home to ten turfed, FIFA regulation-sized soccer and multi-purpose fields, including two full-size indoor fields for all seasons use, along with a 20,000 SF AHN medical facility housing a comprehensive range of clinical programs, including primary care and pediatrics with walk-in express care and extended hours seven days a week, diagnostic imaging services, orthopedic and sports medicine services, physical and occupational therapy, a physician-led concussion diagnosis and management program, and sports performance training.

North Fayette Health and Wellness Pavilion: This state-of-the-art, $70 million, 68,000 SF facility will include a Center for Reproductive Medicine, a behavioral health clinic, advanced imaging services, and a variety of primary and specialty outpatient services. Work is expected to conclude in Q4 2022. This is the sixth of AHN’s Health and Wellness Pavilions.