Helping Deliver Advanced Cardiac Care

Heart & Vascular Institute, Central Maine Medical Center


Because much of healthcare renovation and addition work takes place in occupied spaces, design and building teams must take great care in ensuring the safe, ongoing operations of day-to-day activities. Protecting staff, patients and visitors from construction noise and disruption is paramount. Therefore, designing building systems with realistic phasing goals and determining what can be shut down and for how long is the most important step in reducing disruption.

For this renovation and addition project, BVH met the challenge of relocating multiple site utilities and main electrical service to the hospital with minimal disruption and outages. We also relocated the loading dock and materials services, including the main bulk liquid oxygen service for the hospital.

This project added a five-story, 170,000-SF complex and renovated 40,000 square feet of the existing hospital. The scope included the relocation of the front entrance, creation of a new lobby, atrium, and circulation spine to connect the two buildings. The new complex houses a new cardiac program, including cardiac surgery, cardiac cath labs, and an intensive care unit. Other departments in the new complex are non-invasive cardiology, interventional unit, and a 20-bed patient care unit.

Emergency Center Renovation & Addition
Faced with the need for additional patient care and treatment areas, but without the option for down time, Central Maine Medical Center embarked on a complex renovation and ambitious addition around a fully occupied medical center. This multi-phased 40,000-SF renovation and 50,000-SF expansion project created a new emergency center with a new entrance and lobby, trauma rooms, exam rooms, secure holding and treatment rooms, and a new clinical laboratory to replace the existing space.


Morris Switzer Environments for Health

Size / Cost

170,000 SF / $45 million


electrical, fire protection, mechanical, plumbing, structural