Atrium Health Cabarrus MRI Replacement

Concord, North Carolina

A safer MRI environment and an elevated imaging experience.

Faced with a myriad of safety compliance problems with the existing MRI vault, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast engaged Haskell to retrofit the MRI suite to improve safety, upgrade aesthetics, create a better patient flow, and provide for handicapped accessibility.

To create the appropriate safety zones, the design team moved the vault door, which necessitated creation of a new door, changes to the vault shielding, and modifications to patient flow and entry sequence. As a final safety measure, the team installed ferrogard sensors at the vault door.

A renovated MRI responds to present needs.

Haskell’s design team created an environment that minimizes anxiety and instills confidence in the quality of care. Extending the patient-focused aesthetic to the vault itself, Caring Suite technologies provide customizable and programmable audio, visual, and lighting controls. The integrated digital system allows patients to control their environments and even includes a docking station to play music from personal devices. Similarly, the ceiling-mounted plasma TV is able to show movies, home videos, or a slide show of family photos.

Challenged by a tight site and crane position, the installation occurred over a weekend. The Haskell/Rodgers team worked with Philips and GE to coordinate the necessary rigging equipment for the extraction of the existing equipment and installation of the new.

During construction, the hospital shifted volume to another MRI on site.

As developers and owners of healthcare facilities, we rely on Haskell to deliver our projects in a cost-effective manner and on a timely basis. The consistent, high quality of the finished product never lets us down. Haskell has demonstrated that they are a dedicated part of our team."

Michael B. Garrett
Manager of Project Development, Stone Ridge Development, LLC
Interior photo from inside St John Broken Arrow. Wave like structures hang form the ceiling. Frosted glass and metal railing surround the overlook.

As developers and owners of healthcare facilities, we rely on Haskell to deliver our projects in a cost-effective manner and on a timely basis. The consistent, high quality of the finished product never lets us down. Haskell has demonstrated that they are a dedicated part of our team."

Michael B. Garrett
Manager of Project Development, Stone Ridge Development, LLC
Exterior photo of St. John Broken Arrow building

Related News & Insights

Subscribe to News & Insights

Investing in infrastructure is an investment in our future. Haskell’s award-winning Frisch Welcome Center at JU unites form and function in an environment that prepares students for tomorrow. https://www.haskell.com/projects/jacksonville-university-frisch-welcome-center/ @United4Infra #LeadWithInfrastructure

© 2022 Haskell. All rights reserved.