Yukon Kuskokwim Health Care Paul John Calcricaraq – Bethel Hospital

The existing 95,000 square feet Yukon Kuskokwim Health Care (YKHC) Hospital in Bethel, Alaska has undergone many renovations over the past 30 years and several systems are beyond their service life—the hospital was in need of modern updates and expanded areas. In 2015 design and construction commenced to bring the mid-1970s built hospital up-to-date and include a new primary care clinic.

RSA provided electrical and mechanical engineering services to completely renovate the existing 76,000 SF hospital and construct a new 178,000 SF three story clinic. This was a multi-year, multi-phase project that required extensive design services and a large team of engineers and designers. The project touched many departments to include administration, diagnostic imaging, surgery, acute care, labor and delivery, dental, behavioral health, wellness, primary and specialty care, kitchen and server, pharmacy, lab and eye care. Electrical design included new electrical services for the facility; a new 2400kW generation plant; normal, standby and essential power distribution; receptacle and headwall systems, power for kitchen and medical equipment, LED lighting and intelligent lighting controls; and cultural lighting.

Mechanical design includes: eight large air handling systems, perimeter heating, plumbing, and medical gas system. Specialty mechanical and plumbing design was provided for surgery spaces, dental, imaging, and laboratory spaces.

Additionally, the existing steam boiler system was remodeled to modernize and extend the life of the steam plant. The system was completely replaced from the boiler out to the hospital. This included new boiler feed water pumps, deaerator tank, clean steam generators, steam pressure reducing station, steam blown down separators and all new piping.

  • Categories: Medical
  • Architect: Bettisworth North Architects + Planners
  • Location: Bethel, Alaska
  • Owner: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation