McGrath & Associates has completed construction of a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) within the Childbirth Center at Progress West Hospital, in O’Fallon, according to a press release.
The eight-bed NICU will allow the hospital to care for premature babies born as early as 32 weeks. The architect for the project was Fox Architects.
The new NICU features eight newborn intensive care beds throughout a special care nursery, procedure room and baby nursery. Each bed includes state-of-the-art technology in a unique, family-centered layout with accommodations for an overnight guest. The space was completed with high-end finishes, with features such as brightly colored accent walls, glass-fronted maple supply cabinets, and frosted-glass and maple room dividers between the suites.
McGrath implemented strict isolation and infection prevention measures during construction to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients and staff.
McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. McGrath is ranked among the top 20 largest general contractors in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal and was named 2016 “General Contractor of the Year” by the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council, an award the company has received six times out of 19 nominations. McGrath is a member of the Associated General Contractors and the St. Louis Construction OSHA Partnership. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at 314-772-7600 or visit mcgrathconstruction.com.