APPLE VALLEY — June 26, 2018 — The first days of summer will see the installation of a new MRI building at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Medical Center that will serve patients from across the High Desert region and beyond. Petra ICS and Healthcare Design & Construction (HDC), both Innovation Institute companies, have been working together as a team preparing the site for the installation of a Caring MR Suite® Cassette® relocatable building manufactured by PDC Facilities, Inc. in Hartland, Wisconsin. PDC Facilities, Inc. is a minority owner of HDC. Providence St. Joseph Health, the parent company of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a member owner of The Innovation Institute.
A crane placed the new 900 square-foot building in its new location on the morning of June 26. HDC President Scot Berlinski said, “The project was a collaborative effort between strategic partners (Petra ICS, HDC, PDC and PMSM Architects) to successfully deliver a pre-engineered, performance tested and certified cassette, manufactured at PDC Facilities, Inc. in Hartland, Wisconsin.” He continued, “The building was constructed in a controlled environment under the inspection jurisdiction of the State of California Office of State Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), while site preparations required for placing the modular building were occurring at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley.”
“This modern MRI facility is helping us serve the needs of our community quickly and efficiently. We are impressed with how HDC has helped us make patient care happen with ease and professionalism,” said Alan Garrett, president/CEO of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary.
The new MRI building includes a RF shield, equipment room, scanning and staging area. According to St. Mary leadership, the new MRI unit will arrive by the end of July and it is expected to be ready for patient care by September 2018.
About St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Medical Center
St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Medical Center is a leader in medical excellence by continuing to plan and innovate for the future. Progressing from a small facility in 1956 to the comprehensive, 212-bed hospital it is today, St. Mary Medical Center’s dedication to serving the public has remained intrinsic to its core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and has one of the High Desert’s fully accredited cardiovascular surgery programs and the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
HDC was established through the contribution of the Western Division of PDC Facilities, Inc. into the Innovation Institute in March 2013. Since 1984, HDC’s original focus was to provide single source development and construction of facilities to house magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment. Continued development from the MRI experience base has led to construction within acute care and outpatient facilities and has expanded HDC’s expertise to include the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.ii-hdc.com.