Team to Finish $1.5B Hospital Rebuild Early to Meet COVID-19 Capacity Demands

Jan. 20, 2021

Engineering News Record

As COVID-19 began to impact the health care industry, Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, looked to increase bed capacity on the West Philadelphia campus of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mahoney and the team chose a plan that would provide 119 non-acute beds in 20 days-15 months ahead of schedule. On what became the institution's largest capital project, Mahoney created a certain level of collaboration and teamwork enlisting the help of Mack Stulb, president of L.F. Driscoll, which is part of the IPD team along with construction manager Balfour Beatty, designers HDR and Foster+Partners, and engineers BR+A and Southland Industries.

Read more about the fast-paced project here.

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