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  Coordinated Health – Orthopedic Hospital & Ambulatory Surgical Center Addition


Bonsall Shafferman Architects & Space Planners
1640 Valley Center Pkwy., #100, Bethlehem, PA 18017

General Description

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Jul 2005 Construction Period: Nov 2005 to Sep 2006
Total Square Feet: 26,271 Site: 7.284 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. 
Building Size: Ambulatory Surgical Center addition, 6,745; Orthopedic Hospital, 19,526; total, 26,271 square feet. 
Building Height: To top of parapet, 21’; total, 21’. 
Basic Construction Type: New/Addition. 
Foundation: Concrete. Exterior Walls: Brick veneer/fiber cement on light gauge steel studs. Roof: Metal, EPDM. 
Floors: Vinyl, carpet. Interior Walls: Gypsum.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: O’Donnell & Naccarato - 3001 Emrick Boulevard, #201, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Construction Manager & General Contractor: North Star Construction Management, Inc. - 7562 Penn Drive, #100, Allentown, PA 18106
Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical & Fire Protection Engineer: Liberty Engineering, Inc. - 7535 Windsor Drive #B-203, Allentown, PA 18195

Coordinated Health – Orthopedic Hospital & Ambulatory Surgical Center Addition

Coordinated Health has been providing orthopedic surgery and physical therapy to its patients since 1987 when Bonsall Shafferman Architects and Space Planners designed their first 10,000-square foot facility. Since then, an Ambulatory Surgical Center was built in 1997, providing day surgery and post-operative recovery as well as a pain center. Next, a 48,000-square foot medical office building was built in 2004, providing medical and administrative offices, exam rooms and related physical therapy.

In order to extend the necessary services to patients undergoing significant orthopedic and podiatric procedures such as joint replacements, it was necessary to combine the Ambulatory Surgical Center with a new 20 bed short-stay orthopedic hospital. This permits post operative observation and rehabilitation for a period up to 96 hours. Two additional operatories were added along with the expansion of the pre and post-op areas in the ASC. The construction was completed in 2006.

The brick, supplied by Diener Brick Company, and HardiPlank™ fiber cement siding was used on all the buildings to further the “Campus” concept. The mandatory entrance canopy, of the same materials, reaches out to define the main entrance and welcome its visitors. Extensive use of bronze glass set in bronze aluminum storefront and window components satisfy the owner’s desire for a bright and cheery environment, while complimenting the rich brown brick and siding; simple, yet elegant. Inside, soft warm neutral tones greet patients, families and staff alike. 

Construction of the steel frame building and the interior fit-out, under the direction of North Star Construction Management, Inc., was started in late fall of 2005 and was completed some ten months later in September of 2006. 


DIV. 4: Brick: Yankee Hill Brick & Tile.
DIV. 7: Fiber Cement Siding: HardiPlank™ by James Hardie®; Metal Roof: Firestone-Unaclad®.
DIV. 8: Automatic Doors: Horton Automatic; Interior Doors: Graham.
DIV. 9: Acoustical: Armstrong; Wall Protection System: InPro; Wall Coverings: Eycon Wallcovering Source; Paint: Sherwin Williams; Carpet: Invision; Sheet Vinyl: Armstrong Timberline, Armstrong Perspectives. 

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