The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital

Commissioning / Healthcare
Architect The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Size 49,000 sq.ft.
Cost $32,000,000

Griffin Hospital is a 160-bed acute care community hospital serving more than 100,000 residents of the lower Naugatuck Valley Region.

CES designed this building to incorporate Griffin’s Planetree philosophy of patient-oriented care, this new facility includes elements that provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for radiation and oncology patients. Indirect lighting, climate controls and sound masking will characterize this ambulatory center as one of distinction for putting patients first.

CES also provided systems commissioning services for this new cancer care center. CES was involved throughout the project from pre-design throughout the warranty phase. As the commissioning agent, we developed detailed commissioning specifications and reviewed designs to ensure they met the owner’s objectives. During construction, we developed and coordinated the execution of a testing plan, which included observing and documenting all system’s performance to ensure that systems were functioning in accordance with the owner’s objectives and the contract documents.

Documented confirmation that the facility fulfills the functional and performance requirements of the building owner, occupants, and operators was provided. To reach this goal, it was necessary for the commissioning process to establish and document the owner’s criteria for system function, performance, and maintainability; as well as, to verify and document compliance with these criteria throughout design, construction, start-up, and the initial period of operation. In addition, complete operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals, as well as training on system operation, were provided to the building operators to ensure the building continues to operate as intended.

Systems commissioned included the central building automation system and all equipment of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.