Baptist Health Hardin

Elizabethtown, KY

Baptist Health hired CMTA as the Sustainability, Technology and MEP Engineer for the renovation and expansion of Hardin Memorial Hospital. This project includes a new 300,000 square foot medical office building, ambulatory surgery center, and central energy plant connected to the main hospital. It will house a comprehensive cancer care center, 12 new surgical suites including a hybrid operating room, and a multidisciplinary outpatient medical office building. The 650,000 square foot hospital will be renovated as well. CMTA Technology Solutions is providing all IT and data infrastructure, as well as, security design services for the campus.

CMTA led the design of all MEP systems for this large project, including the replacement and expansion of the existing central energy plant to create a new 25,000 square foot plant. Infrastructure improvement objectives included serving the expansion from a new central energy plant, fully replacing both the normal and emergency power systems for the existing hospital, and expanding capacity to support additional facility expansion in the future. This project is currently being constructed while 24-hour hospital services are maintained.

The central energy plant includes:

  • chilled water
  • high-efficiency hot water boilers
  • steam boilers
  • fire suppression system pumps
  • hot / cold water pumping systems
  • central medical gas systems
  • 15KV normal power utility service
  • 15KV essential electric service
  • 277 / 480V normal and emergency power distribution

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.