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St. Luke’s Nampa Hospital, Nampa, ID

Healthcare Facilities

Successfully designing a healthcare facility requires an understanding of many factors that are unique to the industry. Regulatory factors and code compliance needs to be thoroughly assessed and incorporated into the initial design. Systems must be properly designed in light of the specific medical equipment specifications. Emergency and back-up systems must be reliable. The complexity of these projects demands a level of experience, expertise, and collaboration with other project partners in order to bring all variables together in a cohesive design, and in a cost effective manner.

DC Engineering has extensive healthcare facilities engineering expertise, and we have provided engineering consulting and design services for healthcare clients, since the inception of the company. We understand the complexities involved, and the collaboration necessary to bring a healthcare facility from the planning and design phases through facility commissioning and ongoing operations.


Highlighted Clients & Projects:

  • St Luke’s Nampa Hospital Campus 
    St Luke’s Healthcare contracted with DC Engineering to be the electrical design firm on its new state-of-the-art facility in Nampa, ID. St. Luke’s Nampa is a 200,000+ SF full service hospital that opened after 3 years of DC’s involvement in the planning, design and construction of the facility. DC worked in conjunction with St. Luke’s personnel, architects Arch Nexus and Houston Bugatsch, as well as many others. The design features an Essential Emergency System (EES) which is comprised of three paralled 800kW generators providing redundancy without the need for external paralleling switchgear, saving the hospital on upfront costs, valuable real estate, and ongoing maintenance costs. DC also designed the other critical electrical systems for the hospital, including a full LED lighting system, communications (data cabling and raceways), fire alarm, and security systems. 

    An additional project is underway for the buildout of a medical office building on the same campus. DC’s design efforts include shell and core electrical design on the building, and forthcoming electrical design for tenant improvement projects that will include various St. Luke’s affiliated specialty clinics.

  • Primary Health 
    Primary Health Medical Group is a large and growing urgent-care and family practice organization serving the Treasure Valley in Idaho. DC Engineering has worked with Rudeen Architects, developer Rocky Mountain Companies, general contractor CM Company, Rocky Mountain Electric, and others to design and build over a dozen of Primary Health’s facilities. 

    DC has provided the electrical, telecommunications, and mechanical/plumbing design on these facility build-outs. In 2015, the team saw the opportunity to streamline the overall process by creating a prototype facility for future locations. DC provided detailed analysis, plans and recommendations for a design that met and exceeded new energy efficiency requirements. Prototype design includes all–LED lighting with auto occupancy and natural lighting sensor driven controls, and a high efficiency Variable Volume & Temperature (V V T) HVAC system.
  • Partnership Health, Missoula, MT: 
    The Partnership Health Center remodeling project consisted of a multiple phases for a 38,000 SF building in downtown Missoula, MT. DC provided MEP planning and design services on this project. The initial phase included the development of a dental clinic involving procedure stations, sterilization and recovery areas, reception and administrative offices. Scope of work included plumbing, vacuum and medical gas stations. The HVAC included multiple zones of thermal comfort based on exposures and use. The electrical systems and lighting were upgraded to meet current code standards. The second phase of work included design of a walk-in clinic and exam rooms, reception area, nurse’s station and administrative and private offices. Final phases involved the development of a full service pharmacy, administrative offices, and a full service clinic with exam rooms, nurse’s stations, and doctor’s offices.
  • Saltzer Medical Group 
    Saltzer Medical Group
    is a specialty medical and clinical research organization with a rich history in the Boise Valley. Each Saltzer location is designed around the unique nature of the facility’ specific functions. DC Engineering has provided the engineering services for multiple Saltzer Medical Group facilities in the Treasure Valley. These projects have included electrical design for X-Ray, optical, nursing stations, exam rooms, MRI rooms, offices, triage, as well as various support areas. Design work has also included renovations to meet the needs of internal medicine, neurology, and ophthalmology. DC has provided the engineering and design of general lighting, general power, communications raceways, fire alarm systems, electrical demolition drawings, specialized lighting, and special equipment power and communications raceways.
  • Intermountain Medical Imaging
     Intermountain Medical Imaging Center is a state-of-the-art MRI imaging company serving the Boise Valley Idaho. DC Engineering provided engineering design on a remodel project for their downtown Boise location, and the full design on their location in their Meridian, ID. Design work included specialty lighting for the MRI suites and exam areas, and generator power to back up critical systems as well as general power distribution, facilities lighting, fire alarm, nurse call, and telecommunications systems, connections for a mobile MRI unit, and site infrastructure.