Size: 855 sq. ft.
Project: Wellspan MRI
Location: Hanover, PA.
Wellspan Health & Surgery Center required the addition of an MRI unit to their existing facility. Originally, Wellspan was looking to add a mobile imaging trailer to fulfill their need. Due to limited space and cost, IMS was contacted to provide a solution for a permanent building to house a Philips Ingenia Elition 3.0T X MRI. The Wellspan design had to maintain a cohesive architectural aesthetic with the existing campus, the placement had to fit within the available footprint, and the construction had to be carried out in a manner that did not disrupt daily medical operations.
Wellspan selected IMS because of their experience and proposed solution, which included a single modular building to house the MRI with a connection to an existing walkway, integrating the addition to the medical center. IMS worked cohesively with their in-house project manager to develop and design the project. With this new design concept and permanent solution, the attached structure allows for both patients and staff to use the facility without having to walk outside to get to the MRI.
With a brick exterior, the modular building blends effortlessly into the overall medical center.
Modular construction proved to be an effective solution because not only did it minimize operational disruption, it also allowed site work to progress concurrently with the fabrication of the modular unit, thereby reducing the project schedule.