This 100,000 square foot, 6-story Bed Tower addition completed in 2012. A new lobby and patient registration area has connections to the on-campus Medical Office Building. On the upper floors there is a new 20-bed Elder Care, Medical/Surgical Unit and 15-bed Intensive Care Unit with an adjacent five-bed Progressive Care Unit. All other multi-bed rooms were scheduled to be converted to single-bed rooms, 20 of which occurred in 2014 by our team of DAI/MBI. This design initiative allows LRGH decreased staffing costs and improved recruiting of physicians and nurses. It also addresses the hospital’s aging infrastructure system and increases the hospital’s patient volume capacity. A navigational route throughout the Laconia campus was created that minimized exposure to the elements and created a more efficient environment for each service level from all aspects of their healthcare delivery system.
The major new construction component of the MFP was the Bed Tower adjacent to both the Hospital and the Medical Office Building on the Laconia Campus, as well as a major infrastructure upgrade. The bed project increased the number of private bed rooms to keep up with increased demand. DAI submitted a $50 million CON for this project. Our firm assisted LRGHealthcare with HUD financing deliverables. MBI was selected to serve as the Construction Manager and broke ground on this project in November of 2009. The Tower phase of construction was completed in November of 2011 with renovations completed in 2012.
This project was the major component of new work within the $140 million HUD loan guarantee for financing/refinancing at LRGH, the largest New England HUD project ever.