St. Elizabeth Hospital NICU
Salas O’Brien provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for a $2.5 million renovation to the NICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.
Christus Southeast Texas Health System has a rich history of compassion, faith, and determination to meet the constantly evolving needs of the community. The health system’s roots go back over 100 years in Texas, with early and ongoing sponsorship and support from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. More recently, the Christus name has been showing up on the annual, nationally recognized Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® list for patient satisfaction and employee engagement.
This complex renovation project involved the addition of three new private rooms, a 3100A frequency oscillatory ventilator, and RetCam (a pediatric eye imaging device) to the existing NICU at St. Elizabeth. The update aimed not only to increase the functionality of the unit, but also to improve healthcare providers’ ability to protect critical infants from overwhelming stimuli and harmful exposure.
Our work on this renovation and expansion project took into special consideration the critical needs of the infant patients that would occupy the space. We provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for the new rooms and supported the installation of new ventilation and medical equipment in the main NICU area. This work included design for specialized lighting and noise reduction infrastructure in the ceilings and flooring. Salas O’Brien also renovated and updated the nurse call station to ensure better, faster communication and ease of access.
Both the renovated NICU and the updated nurse call station will improve Christus health professionals’ ability to provide the highest level of specialized care to its patients.