Health Care Projects
Powerview-Pine Falls Health Centre & Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre
Client: Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
Location: Powerview-Pine Falls, Manitoba
Completion: October 2016
Project Details: Parkwest Projects was selected as the General Contractor for the construction of a 17,000 sq. ft. health-care and traditional healing center as an addition to the existing health complex in Powerview-Pine Falls. Community, First Nation and Metis consultation lead to a design that reflects First Nation and Metis culture and heritage. The collaborative process led to construction of space for:
Traditional First Nation approaches to palliative care
Traditional ceremonies and smudging, including an outdoor sweat lodge and sacred fire
Kitchen facilities where families and healers can prepare traditional foods and medicines
Education on First Nation and Metis teachings around healing and wellness.
These unique design aspects required non-typical construction methods to be considered in the building process. The challenge was met with great success through Parkwest’s experience in working with First Nations and Metis communities, along with previously completing other health centres
Seven Oaks Hospital
Client: Seven Oaks General Hospital
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Project Details: We provided general contractor and construction services to complete the new Seven Oaks Hospital Emergency Redevelopment project. This complex project was completed on time and within budget, while keeping the existing emergency department fully operational during construction. The superstructure for this project consisted of multilevel concrete, structural steel, masonry and architectural wooden beams and columns. Interior/exterior finishes were functional and attractive. The mechanical and electrical systems were state of the art, enabling the hospital the ability to provide the most up to date patient care available. Through innovative design and construction methods, we were able to achieve a LEED Silver rating for this project.
A few of the projects highlights are below.
a new three-vehicle ambulance bay;
an increase in the number of treatment rooms;
improvements to existing treatment rooms;
improved cardiac monitoring capabilities;
development of a six-bed reassessment unit;
the addition of a new minor injury treatment area;
creation of a secure room for aggressive patients;
improved space for drugs, supplies and equipment;
a new decontamination area and isolation room;
new space for support services;
expansion of the pharmacy; and
relocation of the cast clinic.
The project is registered with the Canadian Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for commercial interiors certification and is on track to achieve a silver rating. LEED certification distinguishes building projects that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability by meeting higher performance standards in environmental responsibility and energy efficiency.
Gimli Hemodialysis Unit
Client: Interlake Regional Health Authority
Location: Gimli, Manitoba
Project Details: Parkwest Projects acted as the General Contractor to complete the addition to the Gimli Hospital that houses a complete dialysis unit. The addition can accommodate up to 8 patients at a time and was built to accommodate future expansion. The addition itself was built as a second-floor addition on top of the existing health centre.
Pinaymootang Health Centre
Client: Health Canada
Project Details: Parkwest Projects was selected as the General Contractor to complete the construction of 3 additions, totaling 271 m2 and an additional 71 m2 of renovations to the existing building. This wood-frame construction was completed as part of heating and cooling system upgraded that was implemented throughout both the additions and the existing building. Electrical service and drainage system upgrades were also facilitated as part of the project.
Deer Lake Nursing Station
Client: Deer Lake First Nation
Location: Deer Lake, Ontario
Project Details: Parkwest Projects continued its successful relationship with Deer Lake First Nation in 2009 by beginning construction on it’s nursing station. The facility was built in the remote community located 650 kilometers NorthWest of Thunderbay Ontario to provide basic physical and mental health services for its community members.