Baptist Health Hamburg

Lexington, Kentucky

Baptist Health has engaged the design services of CMTA to master plan and design a new healthcare campus in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky. This new hospital campus will be built on a 129-acre greenfield and includes a full emergency department, 24-bed clinical decision unit, imaging center, surgery center with 11 operating rooms, and cancer center. In addition, the campus will house a café, physical therapy space, and multiple specialty clinics. This campus will also be designed to accommodate future growth, including an inpatient hospital.

The CMTA team evaluated numerous strategies to design a highly sustainable building that is extremely energy-efficient, one of Baptist Health’s core project objectives. This includes window shading in strategic areas of the building to avert direct sunlight and keep areas cool, for which CMTA performed sunlight studies.  

An integral component of this new healthcare campus will be a new central plant that CMTA is designing to meet the needs of the Phase 1 medical complex. This plant can expand to meet the needs of the complex as it grows and will house magnetic bearing chillers, high-efficiency hot water boilers, and medical gas equipment. A heat recovery chiller will utilize waste heat that is produced in the normal process of chilling water for the campus to provide “free” heat to the campus.   

Normal power distribution will be met by dual electrical substations. Emergency power design includes multiple emergency generators that will be located in the central utility plant. The generators, which provide power for critical medical units, life safety, and equipment, will be paralleled to ensure that even if one generator fails, a back-up generator will still provide power.   

CMTA is also responsible for the design of all lighting, lighting controls, data/voice network, audio/visual, security, power quality, transient voltage surge suppression, nurse call, uninterrupted power supply, site lighting, and patient experience technology.  

CMTA's services include:

  • MEP Consulting
  • Technology Solutions
  • Commissioning: Information Technology (IT) Design; Audiovisual (AV) Design; Medical equipment coordination with IT; Security Design - Access Control; Video Surveillance; Staff duress; Video intercom; Elevator access control and remote reporting 
  • Sound masking 
  • Distributed Audio 
  • Education Center Video Teleconference and Video Wall System 
  • Site emergency call station design