Archive | June 16, 2017

Update on Lexington Medical Center’s Clinical Expansion

Lexington Medical Center is more than a year into the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. From more patient rooms and parking to educational space and enhanced dining options, this three-year project will help Lexington Medical Center continue to meet the health care needs of patients and their families.

Lexington Medical Center Expansion

“Our hospital is woven into the fabric of Lexington County and the Midlands,” said Tod Augsburger, Lexington Medical Center president and CEO. “This clinical expansion will allow us to take care of our community for many years to come.”

Contractors and the hospital’s Engineering Services team have been hard at work since LMC broke ground on its clinical expansion last year. All below-ground fiber, domestic water, sewer, drainage, electrical and gas services for the northwest side of the main campus have been modified, relocated or removed to accommodate the new buildings. Contractors completed this work without disrupting LMC services. In addition, the hospital added back-up electrical systems to its Data Center to increase reliability of these systems during construction.

The work above ground is just as impressive. Five buildings have been demolished. Concrete piles have been installed to support the new patient tower, parking garage and Central Utility Building (CUB). Structural steel has been erected for the tower and CUB, and five cooling towers have been installed on the roof of the CUB. Chilled water and steam piping has also been installed in the utility tunnel serving the new tower.

As of April 30, the project was approximately 22 percent complete.

By the Numbers
80,820
Linear feet of concrete piles installed – nearly 15.5 miles
11,676 
Cubic yards of concrete placed – enough to build 130 residential swimming pools
715
Precast concrete sections assembled for the parking garage
3,212 
Tons of structural steel erected
1,181 
Number of on-site safety orientations
282,120 
Hours worked by the construction team