McAllen Medical Center Interventional Radiology Equipment

McAllen, TX

McAllen Medical Center Interventional Radiology Equipment

McAllen Medical Center Interventional Radiology Equipment

Project Team

McAllen Medical Center IR team

In 1919, McAllen Medical Center (MMC) opened its doors to serve the residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Over the past 102 years, the medical center has grown to become the largest healthcare provider in the area, featuring a 441-bed hospital with an advanced Level II Trauma Center and certified Primary Stroke Center.

Completed in 2020 through the design-build delivery method, SpawGlass and O’Connell Robertson refreshed and updated the exterior and interior of the 397,573-square-foot MMC while the hospital remained fully operational. Work was coordinated with end users, clients, doctors and facilities maintenance staff to ensure project phasing, workflow and required utility outages did not impact the patient care experience.

Most recently, the SpawGlass-South Texas team coordinated the installation of interventional radiology (IR) equipment at MMC. Led by Project Executive Matias Maldonado, Project Manager Carol Cadengo and Superintendent Danny Gutierrez, the first floor of an active outpatient area underwent 1,118 square feet of renovations, including demolition of the existing procedure rooms and restrooms, to accommodate the new equipment.

An initial challenge to the project was timing the start of construction with the anticipated delivery of the equipment, which was traveling all the way from Japan to the Port of Los Angeles for routing to McAllen. The team knew how important it was for our client to be able to use their equipment and space to provide care for their patients. “Our team coordinated and tracked the equipment delivery in a way that allowed the clinical staff to continue to conduct critical radiology procedures until the new equipment was ready for installation,” said Matias. 

While the equipment was on its way, the team developed a game plan with a third-party vendor for the complete installation of the specialized equipment, which necessitated specific conditions for proper installation. The team identified, reviewed and addressed each condition to facilitate the process and meet the vendor’s needs, so they knew exactly what needed to be done once the equipment arrived.

In a short duration of less than four months, the project team procured all materials and coordinated the work with key subcontractors to meet the schedule. Adapting to the needs of the active medical center, the project team efficiently delivered a successful project to a satisfied client, continuing a valued relationship. 

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