Gratiot Community Hospital
Consists of: cardiac catheterization suite, nuclear medicine unit, private angiography entrance, ultrasound area, magnetic resonance imaging unit.
Allied Electric Inc
When you think about medical centers, you likely visualize a complex, multi-dimensional facility staffed by a host of well-trained professionals and housing an array of complicated high-tech equipment. In fact, just about the only simple things in a medical center are the Get Well cards you purchase in the gift shop or the cup of coffee you pour in the cafeteria. The same goes for the construction of these facilities: Nothing is simple, and complexity requires competency. That’s why Allied Electric was in on the construction of Gratiot Medical Center, a 142-bed hospital serving a large portion of central Michigan.
Dick Hansma, Allied’s project manager on the $56-million enterprise, points out the importance of competence and experience in medical construction. “All hospitals are essentially more services-intense just because of the environment that you have,” he explains. “You have stricter codes, additional systems that go into healthcare environments (such as nurse-call systems), a med-gas system that you have to work around. You have redundant emergency systems, critical-care systems. Healthcare is always more intense.” Hansma adds, “In a hospital you essentially install four electrical systems.”
300 E. Warwick Drive Alma MI 48801