Central Peninsula General Hospital, Phases I, II, and III
Soldotna, AK

Construction Cost:  $29 Million

Size:  103,500 SF


Wood Harbinger provided the mechanical and electrical design and construction administration services for this multi-phase project.

Highlights for Phases I and II included a new 80,000 SF three-level structure – a significant addition relative to existing facilities. The new addition follows concepts promoted in the “Planetree” concept for healthcare, which strives to create a warm, family-type atmosphere. The main floor is dedicated to surgery functions and includes five operating rooms, an outpatient surgery clinic, and support services, such as decontamination and clean supply. The upper level provides space for 44 beds, including six for Intensive Care and one for Secure Care, and the Pharmacy. The lower level, which is below grade, houses the laboratory, conference center, office space, and the main electrical and mechanical rooms. All air handling equipment is located in a 10,000 SF penthouse. The program included shell space for expansion of the laboratory. In addition, budget concerns were addressed by “shelling out” space on all three levels, including two operating rooms, six patient rooms, and the conference center. Ultimate expansion within the building footprint includes infill of 13,500 SF of covered parking on the main level. Except for connections to the central plant for steam and some bottled medical gasses, all mechanical systems for the addition are independent of existing systems.

Central Peninsula General Hospital received an unsolicited offer to become the site of a co-generation plant. Wood Harbinger prepared a formal Request for Proposal to further evaluate this invitation.

Phase III renovated select areas vacated by functions that moved to the new addition. Predominant among the remodeled areas were the emergency room, childbirth center, and admitting offices. Initial concepts envisioned wholesale replacement of aging multi-zone air handling systems. Further development reduced this scope to tenant improvement type work, except that three major outside air intakes were relocated away from the helipad and nearby parking areas. Finally, an addition was constructed adjacent to the expanded main entrance so that Food Services can be relocated away from their remote location in the basement.