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  Mercy Hospital SMARTHealth Wellness Center & Medical Offices, Page 21Mercy Hospital SMARTHealth Wellness Center & Medical Offices
ARCHITECT
CELLI-FLYNN BRENNAN TURKALL
ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, INC.
606 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
www.cfbtarchitects.com

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK
JOHN DEKLEWA & SONS, INC.
P.O. Box 158, 1273 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
www.deklewa.com


Location: 
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

MERCY SMARTHEALTH OUTPATIENT CENTER (SHELL)
Total Square Feet: 61,500
Construction Period: May 2002 to Mar 2003

Construction Team
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC - 600 Bursca Drive, #609, Bridgeville, PA 15017
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Hornfeck Engineering, Inc. - 1020 North Canal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Dodson Engineering, Inc. - 420 One Chatham Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
CIVIL ENGINEER: The Gateway Engineers, Inc. - 1011 Alcon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

MERCY SMARTHEALTH OUTPATIENT CENTER (MEDICAL OFFICES)
Total Square Feet: 28,500
Construction Period: Dec 2002 to Mar 2003

Construction Team
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC - 600 Bursca Drive, #609, Bridgeville, PA 15017
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Hornfeck Engineering, Inc. - 1020 North Canal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Dodson Engineering, Inc. - 420 One Chatham Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

MERCY SMARTHEALTH OUTPATIENT CENTER (FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER)
Total Square Feet: 33,000
Construction Period: Sep 2002 to Dec 2002

Construction Team
FITNESS CENTER DESIGNER:  O'Connor Gordon Architectural Group, LLP - 102 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC - 600 Bursca Drive, #609, Bridgeville, PA 15017
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Hornfeck Engineering, Inc. - 1020 North Canal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Dodson Engineering, Inc. - 420 One Chatham Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


In March 2003, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System opened its new two-story Outpatient Center, one of the first health and wellness centers in the region. This is the largest and most significant SmartHealth outpatient service center the hospital has developed to date.

The Mercy SMARTHealth Bethel Park Outpatient Center, located at 1000 Higbee Drive between Route 88 and Baptist Road, provides a range of medical and diagnostic services, as well as a full-scale fitness center that offers individual and family memberships. "The concept aligns Mercy's goals of bringing hospital-based services into the community," said Walter J. Furlong, Executive Vice President for system development for Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.

The two-story structure offers an architecturally magnificent presence located on a 17-acre South Hills campus. Comprised of richly colored brick and a modern glass exterior, with masonry and stone accent features, the building"s design is not only functional, but it is an attractive building that uniquely blends into the challenging contours of the site and the context of surrounding buildings.

Many aspects of constructing this project were equally challenging to the design team of Celli-Flynn Brennan Turkall (CFBT) and contractor John Deklewa & Sons, Inc. ("Deklewa"). This was a large cut and fill project, in which bulk excavation costs were significant. Luckily once the seam of hard rock was properly located, the design and construction teams relocated the foot print of the building slightly to minimize significant rock excavation, resulting in a savings of several hundred thousand dollars. The foundation system, which required a 270- foot long cast-in-place retaining wall, also consumed a large portion of the project's budget. Planning this project was unique due to the function of spaces: fitness center on the first floor and doctors' offices on the second. The program offered a diversity of spaces and a clear division of usage. The project focused on both the methodology of work, as well as, the making of architectural form. Within these spaces, a strategy for the site had to be developed, as well as an organization of circulation and program realistic in built form.

The 61,500-square-foot facility offers a wide range of on-site health and medical services. The 33,000-square-foot health and fitness club located on the ground floor is operated by Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, a Glastonbury, Connecticut- based company. Healthtrax provides a place for members to exercise and receive medical information about healthy life styles and preventive health care. The fitness center is complete with strength and cardiovascular training equipment, basketball and racquetball courts, a group exercise studio, aerobics room, yoga room and spinning room. Additional programs include a youth activity center, and an aquatics center that includes a sauna, whirlpool, lap pool and therapy pool. Finally, no fitness center would be complete without the juice bar, member lounge and supervised child center.

Medical and diagnostic services comprise the second floor. Services offered by physicians' practices include family practice, internal medicine, endocrinology, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 04: Masonry: Redland Brick.
DIV 07: Skylights: Wausau; EPDM: GenFlex.
DIV 08: Aluminum Entrances & Storefront: YKK AP America.
DIV 09: Gypsum: United States Gypsum; Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong; Flooring: Dupont.
DIV 14: Elevator: Otis.


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