Renown Regional Medical Center Temporary COVID-19 Care Facility
At a glance
Hospital Parking Garage Converted to Alternate Care Site
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and a surge of hospitalized patients caused health care facilities to search for more room. Renown Regional Medical Center commissioned Clark/Sullivan Construction to work on a project that would provide additional patient beds, giving them the ability to care for their community as hospitalizations continued to rise. Clark/Sullivan knew this would be an extremely challenging project and called on IME to lead the electrical scope of work.
The project included transforming one of Renown Regional Medical
Center’s existing parking structures into an Alternate Care Site (ACS). This new site would give the hospital capacity to add an additional 1400 patient beds. In addition, it would keep caregivers close to hospital resources.
The IME team worked day and night for 10 days to complete the electrical
infrastructure work, lighting, and low voltage systems. In November of 2020, the hospital was at full capacity and the ACS began to house patients. Between November of 2020 and January of 2021, this facility was used to care for hundreds of people who required medical attention, due to COVID-19. Currently, it remains in place, ready to reopen if needed.