Hospitals contain many different types of spaces with various requirements, which require the establishment and verification of pressure gradients for infection control to meet Department of Health requirements. Surgery suites, which include operating rooms and clean and dirty corridors, are generally positively pressurized to surrounding areas. Some patient rooms are designed to be either positively or negatively pressurized to surrounding areas depending on the risk to the patient and others. For example: COVID-19 isolation would be negative pressurization to contain airflow to infected area. Airtest also sets comfort systems for heating and cooling requirements to maintain a comfortable and healthy work environment for both patients and frontline healthcare workers. In addition to other TAB services, on a hospital project Airtest is responsible for establishing and documenting these gradients. Airtest provides initial setup and does scheduled retesting of critical environments to meet DOH requirements.
Providence Colby Campus Cymbaluk Tower
Airtest provided the TAB services for this 11 story two tower addition to the Providence Everett Hospital. The towers house Emergency Services, 22 surgery suites, 288 In-patient Care rooms and administrative services in 713,000 gross square feet.
St. John’s Medical Center, Longview WA
Airtest performed the TAB of the 1999 expansion of the medical center. The expansion included a 4 story parking garage and a 173,400 square floor medical office building and ambulatory care center. The project included 8 surgery suites and 12 clinics.
Auburn Regional Medical Center Expansion
This 107,300 square foot addition to the Auburn Regional Medical Center included inpatient and outpatient surgery centers, a new Family Birth Center, 51 patient beds and an expanded Emergency Services Department.