Project of the Month: Perry County Memorial Hospital

Recently, we were asked to move one of our custom-designed modular units from Missouri to Illinois, to give the building a second life in a new location. The move is an opportunity to renew our relationship with our client, Missouri-based Perry County Memorial Hospital, and serves as a great reminder of the longevity of our client relationships. Here’s how it all began.

Back in the fall of 2017, on reference by the local Perry Co. School District (with which we’d worked on a previous project), we were introduced to the team at Perry Co. Memorial Hospital. We immediately developed rapport and trust with the Hospital CEO and Facility Manager. Their ask was simple, but urgent: Build a short-term relief structure into which the hospital’s Emergency Room could be temporarily moved during renovation of the existing building — and do it as quickly as possible. 

The project wasn’t without its challenges. Beyond the incredibly tight schedule to get the structure built, many changes were made to the design process along the way. As you can imagine, there’s a whole language of coding requirements for emergency room facilities, and we worked closely with local and state building inspectors to meet those codes. 

Ultimately, we were able to meet the tight turnaround — the project took less than five months, all told — seamlessly moving Perry Co. Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room into the custom modular building. After the building was installed, the team was thrilled with both its functionality and quality — so much so, that they opted to keep the building even after the completed renovation rendered it redundant.

Which brings us full circle: As a testament to modular construction’s mobility, we’re relocating the Perry Co. Memorial Hospital building to a new site, putting it back into use now that the original 14-month duration has expired. 

Read the full press release here.