GenServe Rescues Major Medical Center’s Expansion Project
A large medical center undergoing a major expansion project didn’t have sufficient back-up power to enable them to disconnect from Con Edison while installing a new buss line to provide power to the new wings.
GenServe’s professional technicians worked with the hospital to develop a plan for shifting to emergency power without major interruptions to patient care. The hospital scheduled the event during a slower period, cancelled elective surgical procedures and shut down all non-essential systems and equipment. GenServe ran all new cables for emergency buss lines to portable back- up generators to supply all the necessary power to the hospital while Con Edison shut down the utility.
GenServe worked in concert with the entire hospital engineering staff and the electrical contracting team as key personnel throughout the campus communicated over a wireless system. The network of portable units professionally staged and properly installed by GenServe’s expertly trained technicians powered the entire facility while Con Ed finished their buss line work.
GenServe also supplied ancillary lighting, as the bulk of this project was performed during the night, and kept a fuel truck on site to be able to re-fuel the generators running prime power.
The hospital engineering staff commended the GenServe team when the Con Ed buss line extension was successfully completed under budget and 24 hours earlier than predicted.