PeaceHealth’s Ketchikan Medical Center funded a $62 million, 70,000 square foot expansion.
The PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center issued a single order to CME who then handled everything including procurement, inspection, warehousing, assembly, staging and delivery.
Together, CME arranged logistic services, storing and inventorying items in their Seattle-area warehouse.
Once the items made the open water trek to Alaska, CME moved the equipment to an on-island warehouse where staging and assembly would be performed.
Over 500 pallets were delivered, with barges running twice every week. Equipment was transported to the hospital using small trucks that were ferried to the island.
The facility was proud to open their wing having experienced no downtime, with all equipment delivered and installed without damage.
Who:PeaceHealth’s Ketchikan Medical Center, Ketchikan, Alaska
Project:$62 million, 70,000 square foot expansion of new, two-story wing consisting of 54 examination and operating rooms
Goals:Install expansion requirements with over 2,000 items of new medical equipment shipped to island
Challenges:Facility located on an Alaskan island without highway access
Assembly, staging, and warehousing
Limited trucking and lodging on the island
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