Guthrie General Constructs Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy System

Guthrie General, Inc. provided General Contracting services in constructing the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital Wound Healing Center – the largest, most sophisticated Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) System in the state of Arizona.

Construction consisted of remodeling an existing medical office space of 3700 square feet to buildout a medical office, 7  exam rooms, 3 ADA Bathrooms, and clinical space that provided room for 2  hyperbaric chambers. The centerpiece of the facility is the 9 ft high,  170 square ft, 12 person hyperbaric chamber. Prior to this project, the equipment was located at UMC in Las Vegas. Before construction started, the equipment was delivered to Phoenix and stored locally.

To facilitate installation, an opening in the west end of the building was created to provide access needed to move the large unit approximately 90 feet to the final location.  The rig path required that the unit be moved over the underground parking garage requiring shoring of the existing concrete T’s during the delivery process.

The large 12 person Oxyheal hyperbaric chamber weighs 45,000 lbs. An additional 3 person Oxyheal chamber was installed in the adjacent clinical space area. Along with the chambers themselves there was a large amount of ancillary equipment including, storage tanks, air compressors and control modules. To allow for the installation of this equipment in the current space, 60,000 lbs of structural steel was installed in the parking garage below.

Oxyheal is a worldwide company based in San Diego that provides various services including Hyperbaric Wound Care Chambers.

Along with the Oxyheal equipment there were other outside vendors providing equipment necessary for the operation of this clinic. This includes the installation of a bulk oxygen storage system in a newly constructed yard on the exterior of the building. In order for the chambers to operate properly there was a  substantial amount of medical gas piping (oxygen, air, mixed gas and fire suppressions deluge) along with very specific requirements for the utility connections.

The largest challenge that was overcome during this project was the specialized nature of this equipment. Many project stakeholders were unfamiliar with this exact piece of equipment and required pre-planning of the equipment requirements, connections and inspections. A full team approach including the end user, facility, design team, construction team and AHJs was needed to facilitate the successful completion of this project.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Opens New Goodyear Business Center

CTCAGlendale, AZ – Guthrie General was awarded the Design Build Contract on the new Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) Business Center that recently opened in Goodyear, AZ.

Guthrie General, Inc., a design build general contracting company based in Glendale, Arizona was awarded the contract. Guthrie General’s proposal included cost saving measures, such as leaving the interior spaces more open and loft like; an economical solution for CTCA’s long term plans to eventually build an annex to the existing hospital as headquarters for their staff. [Read more…]

Scottsdale Medical Imaging

We are pleased to present Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd.’s new Gilbert Location.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Guthrie and his team for several years on construction projects. I have worked with several general contractors and I can honestly say that Guthrie General has been the most pleasant experience of all and we continue to work with them on current and upcoming projects.  Jim is a man that you can pick up the phone and call with any concern.  He is responsive, honest and cares about the project just as much as you do if not more.  He knows that you will be using it for years  and wants you to be happy in any facility he builds.”

-Dr. Ronald G. Newbold, MD, Scottsdale Medical Imaging

Cobre Valley Superior Clinic Press Release

Cobre Valley Regional Medical CenterGuthrie General, Inc., announces the grand opening of the Cobre Valley Superior Clinic, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5 – 7 pm. Cobre Valley Superior Clinic, 1134 W. US Highway 60 in Superior, Arizona, is a medical clinic comprised of procedure rooms, exam rooms, a pharmacy and x-ray.

Guthrie General partnered with Orcutt Winslow Architects on this ground up project, located on approximately 5.4 acres and included an underground utilities and earthwork phase to build the pad for the clinic along with 3,284 square yards of paving and asphalt improvements.

Guthrie General will attend the grand opening and will highlight the evening via photos and social media. [Read more…]

Guthrie Design-Build Team Honors

Guthrie Design-Build Team being honored at West Valley Church of Christ Grand Opening July 7th at 5pm.

Join us for the Grand Opening at 18604 W. Lower Buckeye Road.