WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The new Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center in Williamsport recently celebrated the completion of Phase II construction for its multi-phase renovation and expansion project. The recent completion includes a $3.5 million, 13,000-square-foot renovation and expansion to the hospital’s operating suite and the hospital’s Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
New features of the renovated area include:
- Expanded men’s and women’s locker rooms with modern amenities
- New showers, lounge and lavatory facilities
- New Patient Education Suite
- 20 offices for administration and consulting to support PACU Department
- New air handling unit
The project was completed by general contractor Alexander Building Construction Company, based in Harrisburg, Pa. The company has been working on this and other phases of the hospital project since 2014.
During the announcement of the building team, Rick Seitz, president of Alexander Building Construction Co., said in a statement, “We are very pleased to have been selected as the construction manager for this important project for Susquehanna Health. We have managed similar projects in operating hospitals and we will complete this project while the hospital’s operations and patient services continue uninterrupted during construction.”
Alexander Building completed Phase I in October 2015, which consisted of a 25,000-square-foot expansion to the Operating Suite and two new general operating rooms, one cardiac room, two new catherization labs, two EP labs and a new 35-bed pre-op and PACU area. Cost for Phase I totaled approximately $8 million.
“This project was a continuation of the expansion of the Operating Suite started in 2014,” said Dieter Reichmann, administrative director of facilities for UPMC Susquehanna, in a statement. “Alexander was retained as the construction manager for Phase II because of their record of success in managing these complex renovation projects within the hospital.”
National architecture firm Stantec served as the architect for the project, which totaled nearly 38,000 square feet between both Phase I and Phase II. Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s newly renovated unit is now fully operational for patients and staff.