Denver Health Hospital is committed to improving the infrastructure and expanding its outpatient medical centers for an ever-growing community. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are at the heart of the effort to do just that.
As Denver’s population grows and the demand for quality healthcare increases with it, Denver Health is working to meet the needs of the community with a new seven-story outpatient medical center with top-of-the-line technology that will centralize numerous services all under one roof.
With construction work considered essential in Denver during the coronavirus, work continues while adhering to CDC and health guidelines, and the level of quality our customers expect continues to be delivered.
According to IBEW Local 68 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Jeremy Ross, with numerous projects in the area including those at Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Lutheran’s, St. Anthony’s and Children’s Hospital, the work required at Denver Health is well within the NECA/IBEW Team’s expertise.
The newest facility will have 225 exam rooms, six operating rooms, pediatrics, pharmacy, lab services and radiology, all of which require emergency electrical services, fire protection and internet data services. It’s absolutely critical that this be done right, especially when it comes to backing up power to life-saving systems.
An electric room is an electric room in any building, but how it branches out and feeds certain devices varies drastically within hospitals. Sturgeon Electric, the NECA contractor chosen to work on this Denver Health expansion project, was brought in because they are well known in the community, they put out great work, and they are trained to ensure that the electrical rooms are set up properly, meeting the specifications unique to a hospital setting.
Not only is the work top of mind, but so are the relationships between the labor and management, and them with the general contractors and the customer. It all comes full circle.
For one NECA/IBEW journeyman, it was an honor to be able to give back to a place that helped his family. After his brother got sick, Denver Health took him in and cared for him when all other health centers turned him away.
Nationwide, community centers care for over 28 million patients. The work the NECA/IBEW Powering America Team is doing in Denver will only help it become the very best community center it can be.