Kitchell recently completed a large renovation and expansion of the Women and Infant Services Unit at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center in central Arizona. The project architect was Phoenix-based Devenney Group.

The yearlong project created a new 27,800-square-feet Obstetrical Care (OB) Unit and expanded and renovated labor, delivery and recovery rooms including private rooms for both mother and baby. The new unit also offers Level II Perinatal Services for high-risk pregnancies.

The project’s improvements included 17,740 square feet of renovations adding 12 postpartum rooms, four triage bays, prep rooms and nursing stations.

Kitchell used advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and virtual 3D models during the coordination process to ensure all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems functioned optimally in the expansion and renovation. A critical component of the project was the utilization of co-located work sessions in a BIM collaboration room. Kitchell’s prefabrication shop, The Kapture Group, worked with on-site construction and engineering teams to resolve issues in real-time – creating project efficiencies and solving problems before they escalated, saving time and costs.

“In the end, this highly-coordinated project was successful due to a forward-thinking project team, willing and cooperative trade partners and the implementation of new technology,” said Kitchell Project Director Joe Duvall.

“We absolutely love the new space, and all the technological features that come with it,” said Rona Curphy, CEO of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. “It was a pleasure to collaborate on this project, and focus on how this unit will best meet the needs of our community today and in the future.”

Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is a full-service, community hospital providing comprehensive quality care to the Casa Grande Valley as well as the surrounding communities of western Pinal County. The hospital offers a variety of medical specialties including: cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and urology. Banner Casa Grande is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 28 acute-care hospitals in six states.

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