When a healthcare system needed a pediatric specialty and rehab clinic in a suburb of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, they enlisted Opus Healthcare to provide design-build construction services based on Opus’ collaborative and open approach and expertise in healthcare and design-build construction.
The new clinic tenant improvement in an existing, one-story shell building will include a half dozen pediatric specialties; exam, consultation rooms and procedure rooms and a pediatric rehabilitation and physical therapy room. As with the trend in office spaces, many healthcare facilities are decreasing the number of private offices to create efficiencies and maximize patient care space. Opus will create one open collaborative space for staff and one private office that will mostly be used by the clinic administrator but is available for any staff who need to hold a private meeting.
Additionally, within this space, Opus’ self-performed work laborers are using a brand-new, Hilti battery-operated fastening tool. A significant innovation with a large impact, this tool is safer, quieter, more labor efficient and creates less vibration – all ideal when working in an already occupied space, especially a healthcare space.
The clinic is scheduled for completion in August 2016.