New England Real Estate JournalFall River – Timberline Construction Corporation recently completed the construction of the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital. The new two-story, 6,700 s/f addition, designed by JACA Architects, houses Southcoast Health’s expanding Cardiovascular Services, including a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room and future electrophysiology lab. The hybrid OR is a cardiovascular surgical theatre equipped with advanced medical imaging devices to enable minimally invasive surgery while bringing together doctors of different disciplines. This newly constructed space will support Southcoast Health’s structural heart procedures, vascular surgery and endovascular medicine. More advanced procedures will take place in the new electrophysiology lab, including cryo-ablation and convergent hybrid ablation for patients with atrial fibrillation.

The hybrid OR is 1,400 s/f and can accommodate up to 20 people in the room engaged in these “hybrid” surgeries. Timberline constructed the two-story addition in an active parking lot adjacent to the hospital’s main loading dock. The addition was built to connect to the hospital’s existing surgical suite. Project challenges included a tight site and conducting work within in an active clean surgical center.

Infection control provisions and systems were an essential component of the project delivery system; Timberline recognized these sensitivities while working in the occupied clinical facility and the project team developed a comprehensive pre-determined Infection Control Risk Assessment plan. Timberline is proud to announce this project’s completion and is pleased to have had the opportunity to help create this critical environment for Southcoast Health’s staff, patients and visitors.

Timberline is a full-service general contractor serving clients throughout the Northeast. The firm’s services include construction management, general contracting, preconstruction services and project management for new construction, tenant improvements, renovations and design-build projects. Timberline has built strong relationships with clients in a full range of market sectors, including corporate, retail, restaurant, healthcare, academic, life sciences, hospitality, data centers and wireless.

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