Today’s hospitals require vast upgrades to electronic infrastructure to make the most of the fast-evolving available technologies. As part of a new wave of hospital construction projects, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital’s new $300-million Neuroscience Center was wired with state-of-the-art teledata systems to keep it in the forefront of the region’s medical services.

The teledata portion of the project included structured cabling installations for the new construction and renovation portions of the project, including technology work in the main tower, new emergency entrance, first floor cafeteria, main lobby and hospital connector corridors. The scope of work included structured cabling for voice and data, CATV video, security CCTV cameras, access control, wireless access points, public address system, GPS clock system and nurse-call system throughout all 10 floors of the 410,000-sq-ft project. Also included were cable tray pathways consisting of the basket tray, sleeves and J-hook supports.

The far-flung nature of the work made coordinating logistics and management of material delivery and of manpower a challenge, project team members say. All of the work, which spanned across the entire site, was completed successfully without disruption to hospital services.

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Neuroscience Center Teledata Project

Columbus, Ohio

Key Players
Ohio Health
Lead Design Firm NBBJ
Construction Manager Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Contractor Whiting-Turner
Structural Engineer Korda/Nemeth Engineering
MEP Engineer Dynamix Engineering Ltd.
Specialty Contractor Mid-City Electric/Technologies