“What the team Ouellet brought to the table was truly exceptional. I am convinced the project would not have come in under budget, let alone on time, without them.”
Mike Grimmer, Division Leader, Facilities Management, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s MRI suite is located in a former radiology ward. Before construction could begin it was necessary to remove the 24-inch thick, steel-reinforced concrete walls.
Working in the heart of the hospital, great care was taken to keep dust and debris to a minimum. The suite consists of patient reception, waiting and changing areas, MRI operation room with copper-clad walls, and a mechanical room.
Coordination, timing and attention to detail were critical for the installation of the highly sensitive MRI. Prior to transport the magnet was filled with liquid helium to keep it at a temperature as close to absolute zero as possible. Re-connection to a permanent life support system immediately upon delivery was of vital importance. Ouellet worked very closely with the architects and the MRI service provider, King’s Medical Group, to ensure that the site was ready for a swift installation with no complications.