Emergency Department Expansion

Project Number: 
Project Stage: 
Appointment Complete
Project Description: 

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only Hospital in Central Pennsylvania with both an

Adult Level I and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. The volume of emergency medicine patients

seen at the Medical Center has steadily increased since it moved to its current location on campus

in 1995. The Emergency Department currently serves approximately 75,000 patients per year.

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center intends to expand and renovate its Emergency Department

to continue to effectively provide this vital service to the community. The Medical Center has

commissioned Huddy HealthCare Solutions to develop a detailed expansion and renovation

program and feasibility study that was completed in September of 2016. Portions of that study

will be shared with the teams that advance to the long list selection stage and the complete

programming documentation will be provided to the successful candidate.

The program envisions that this project will add patient care spaces, an additional resuscitation

(trauma) room, EMS staging areas, a general radiology room, an expanded decontamination area,

a security center, and other support spaces. The total project program includes approximately

6,500 GSF of renovation to the existing Emergency Department and the construction of a twostory

addition. The first floor of the addition will be approximately 9,900 GSF and accommodate

an expansion of the Emergency Department functions. The second floor of the addition will be

approximately 8,500 GSF and is planned to be built as shell space for a future operating suite

expansion. The goals of the project include the following:

· Increase the overall patient capacity of the Emergency Department

· Support an expedited care initiation program

· Improve patient and provider flow and departmental efficiency

· Support a long term phased realignment of the entire Emergency Department

The final phasing of this project is to be determined. The total project budget range for the

program, including soft costs and FF&E, is $20,000,000 to $30,000,000. Review and verification

of the program will be the first step to be completed by the selected D/B team, followed by the

design phase. We anticipate a construction start date of December 2017 and occupancy in April


PSU Project Leader: 
CM Firm
Company Name: 
Pyramid Construction
Selection Status: 
Completed Appointments
PDF icon Letter of Interest454.89 KB
PDF icon Longlist4.46 MB
PDF icon Shortlist238.33 KB
PDF icon Appointment Complete54.6 KB