Trinity Health Mercy Muskegon Medical Center

Overview

Trinity Health Mercy Muskegon Medical Center

Chiller Plant Upgrade

Muskegon, Michigan

Overview

Mercy Health Muskegon was created in 2008 as Mercy and Hackley hospital systems were merged under Trinity Health. HGA worked with Trinity Health to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for the consolidation, with a goal of streamlining delivery and creating better operational models for all services.

HGA’s engineers and architects are working side-by-side focusing on LEED certification, energy efficiency, and reducing operating and life cycle costs. The team is studying the existing infrastructure to reuse existing central plant utilities and provide new equipment when necessary. This complex renovation and addition is phased, allowing the building to remain operational and continue to provide hospital services to the community.

Combined with a Lean approach to programming, HGA looked at energy use as another area in which to reduce costs. Working with the design team, HGA’s engineers assembled data on energy use and costs for the existing hospital, providing a baseline for current operations.