Consulting Engineering

Baptist Health Hardin

Baptist HealthElizabethtown, KY

CMTA was selected to design all MEP essential systems for the 285,000 SF expansion and infrastructure upgrade project at Baptist Health’s Hardin Campus – including the replacement and expansion of the existing central energy plant to support the entire 935,000 SF campus.

The expansion will include a new comprehensive cancer care center, 12 new surgical suites including a hybrid operating room, a multidisciplinary outpatient medical office building to accommodate new physicians and specialists and patient-centric spaces designed to promote emotional and spiritual healing.

Infrastructure improvement objectives included the full replacement of both the normal and emergency power systems for the existing hospital and capacity to support additional facility expansion in the future – all while maintaining operations.

To address the deficiencies and concerns for the existing hospital, campus power and to provide support for the new facility expansion, CMTA designed a new 25,000 SF, free standing, central energy plant that includes:

  • chilled water
  • high efficiency hot water boilers
  • steam boilers
  • fire suppression system pump
  • hot/cold water pumping systems
  • central medical gas systems
  • 3MW, 15KV essential electrical system
  • 277/480V normal and emergency power distribution for the addition and to back-feed the existing hospital

New emergency power distribution rooms were strategically located to accommodate life safety, critical and equipment branch distribution systems, housing replacement transfer switch equipment and emergency distribution panels and ensuring capacity for future hospital renovations and upgrades to existing medical equipment.