“Without JJCA’s help, I don’t believe we would have been successful in obtaining the HUD-242 financing that not only allowed us to complete the third phase of our existing space plan, but gave us the opportunity to build a second hospital in a neighboring community.”
–Kyle McDermott Adm. Director of Construction and Materials Management Johnston Medical Center
We’ve been working with our friends at Johnston Medical Center since 1995, supporting them in their vision of creating an entire medical campus. And we think they were pretty smart when they decided to build an outpatient clinic – not on the site of their major campus in Smithfield – but in nearby Clayton, North Carolina. In order to prepare for the population growth coming south from Raleigh, they chose a 76 acre site in Clayton that would accommodate expansion from the initially planned 56,947 SF to 110,000 SF, and eventually to a full-blown community hospital of more than 200,000 SF. But as most community hospitals know, the best laid plans for growth are just plans if funding is not available. We’re
glad we were able to bring our experience with HUD-242 financed projects to the table for Johnston Medical Center. With low-rate financing approved, we were then able to work with JMC to develop a flexible design that will support the incremental growth that will occur over the next 10 – 15 years.
Phase 1 of the new hospital, completed in August of 2009, includes the 24 hour ER, radiology, 2 OR surgery departments, PACU and outpatient staging and recovery, a small lab area, and general support functions. All departments planned on a 29′ x 29′ structural bay to maximize flexibility as technology changes. Core elements, like the kitchen, location of mechanical rooms, corridors for future connection, and perimeter drives, were designed to accommodate future room additions. Parking, water treatment, and site circulation were also designed with growth in mind. Plus, green design principles for storm water treatment with the use of bioswales provided project cost savings.