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United Hospital, Children’s Hospital Expansion


Project Description

Multiphase six-story horizontal expansion of existing facilities including new emergency departments for both United and Children’s Hospitals. The expansion was built on a tight urban site on an existing campus, and the emergency department entrance was kept operational 24/7 during construction. McGough devised a creative solution for temporary ambulance drop-off and a temporary drive-under canopy built to protect patients from the construction during emergency drop-offs and pickups. The combined emergency departments encompassed four trauma rooms; 38 patient examination rooms; five mental health examination rooms; six triage rooms; radiology/equipment rooms; and a six-stall covered ambulance bay.

Other new spaces within the expansion project included a surgery suite with eight operating rooms, locker rooms and conference space; 12 PICU rooms; 56 patient rooms; family overnight stay rooms; and physical therapy and sterile processing departments. Total project square footage was 233,425 SF.

As the construction manager at risk, McGough provided demolition, rough and finish carpentry, concrete, masonry and general conditions services.


233,425 SF




St. Paul, MN


McGough brings specialized competencies, experience and expertise to the construction of healthcare facilities. We deliver best-in-class healthcare projects including hospitals, medical offices and specialty buildings, and our people are among the leading healthcare construction experts in the nation.

Our team of in-house experts has developed well-proven processes and protocols to address key healthcare challenges, including infection control, the application of lean practices, critical life-safety issues, and working around occupied patient care environments. Further, nearly six decades of experience working on projects on both tight urban sites and in suburban and rural communities has equipped us with the capacity to navigate a wide range of project conditions with ease and ingenuity.

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