Building Industry Magazine - June 2012 - (Page 9)

REHAB Completes First Phase of Rebuild Campaign The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) celebrated on April 16 the completion of renovations to its fourth floor, the first phase of a Rebuild REHAB campaign to upgrade the hospital’s infrastructure. In addition to revising the floor plan to increase the number of private rooms, the project encompasses a new roof, new windows, new A/C, new electrical, energy-efficient lighting, major plumbing improvements including reconfiguration of all bathrooms and shower areas and a new nurse call system. A relocated and newly expanded nursing station has enhanced capability to support new technology. The floor includes a therapy gym, recreational room, dining room, vision clinic with Dynavision technology to assist with visual assessments, a transitional apartment room to prepare for independent living and accessible patient bathrooms designed to prepare individuals for home living. “The fourth floor has been designed to accommodate individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injuries,” explains Dr. Gary Okamoto, REHAB’s chief medical officer and medical director. “It is necessary for our facilities stay up to date and (that) our staff and patients have the most current medical advances available to them for a higher level of recovery.” The rooms have been totally remodeled to include large hurricanerated windows that improve patient views of the natural environment, tiled private half-bathrooms, new beds and built-in closets to resemble more of a home-like environment. Other features include a patient isolation room, a bariatric room with a built-in lift system and quiet rooms to provide a more calming environment. Guest bathrooms also were added to the floor. The next phase, renovations to the third floor, began right away and are expected to be completed in November 2012. Second floor renovaAbove: Kahu Curt Kekuna (center) of Kawaiahao Church tions are scheduled to performs a blessing while Dr. Timothy Roe (left), REHAB be completed by mid CEO, and Audrey Torres, REHAB senior vice president to late summer 2013, of patient care services, untie the maile lei. followed by the first Below: new recreation room, part of the floor and basement recently completed fourth floor renovation by spring 2014. J. Kadowaki, Inc. is the general contractor for all phases. “This renovation brings Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in-line with modern and best practices, as well as providing healthcare that meets advancing patient expectations,” says Dr. Timothy Roe, REHAB president and CEO. CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS General Consulting Construction Management Construction Claims Dispute Resolution Forensic Engineering HERBERT CHOCK & ASSOCIATES, INC. CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING • PARTNERING FORENSIC ENGINEERING • PLANNING/SCHEDULING Phone (808)526-9399 • Email: JUNE 2012 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2012

Cover June 2012, Drilling for the first column
News Beat
BIA Gala Honors Renaissance Winners
Southeast Maui to Get Wind Power
LCC Breaks Ground for Education Building
REHAB Completes First Phase of Rebuild Campaign
GCA Salutes Build Hawaii Winners
Vitus Group Completes $3.1 Million Renovation
HSA Celebrates Milestone Year
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Pearl Harbor Fitness Center
Best Practices
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Hilton Hawaiian Village Renovations
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - June 2012