Vertix Builders, a culture-focused construction company, has successfully completed the new robotics OR and support spaces at the Swedish Medical Center birthing unit. The company was selected to retrofit existing spaces in order to accommodate the new operating room, support spaces, pre-op and recovery areas.

“There are a number of unique challenges associated with the integration of modern equipment into existing hospitals, including increased weight loading, existing building constraints, and the fact that very little is standardized with newly released equipment,” said Ted Laszlo, a partner at Vertix Builders.  “Our team has a long history of working in critical care areas, so we have the experience and training necessary to handle these types of projects.  We’re pleased to have delivered another successful project.”

Some of the work completed by Vertix Builders included:

  • Removing walls and retrofitting existing space to accommodate the large robotic operating equipment.
  • Addressing existing building constraints, including existing utilities, structure, and mechanical/electrical systems.
  • Adding new structure to allow for the addition of new equipment and a new roof-mounted air handling unit.