Linear Accelerator Replacement at St. Vincent Evansville Cancer Center and Good Samaritan

Recording available in the ISHE Educational Materials member-only area. 

ISHE’s presentation spotlighted two recently completed Linear Accelerator replacement projects. One was located at the St. Vincent Evansville Cancer Center and the other was located at Good Samaritan. Both projects utilized the same General Contractor, but different designers. We will be discussing the successes and opportunities that were discovered during both projects. The contractor will also be sharing some of the finer details that need to be considered during Linear Accelerator projects.

Our speakers included:

Don Page, Director of Engineering at Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) in Vincennes, Indiana. Employed 10 years at GSH, Don is Current president of ISHE. Don has oversight of the 650,000 sq ft facility – including plant operations, maintenance, renovation, construction, and bio-medical departments.

Eric Fulkerson, CHFM, CHC, Director of Facilities, Medxcel. Eric is the Director of Facilities at St. Vincent Evansville and is an ISHE Board Member. He has a background in Construction Management and has been in Healthcare since 2007.

Heather Christie RT(R)(T), Lead Radiation Therapist. With seven years of experience, Heather is responsible for being the liaison between the manager and other radiation therapists. She administers radiation by following the prescription given by the physician. She also co-coordinates the Lung Cancer Screening Program in the Cancer Pavilion.

Don Able, Heathcare Architect at arcDESIGN. Don has been involved in healthcare design and implementation for over 45 years. Don participates in healthcare master planning and functional programming, and assists in preparing Project Definition components for many of arcDESIGN’s healthcare projects, defining the scope and budget of the project.

Ron Steinhart, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Mechanical Engineer at HAFER. As Vice President and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Ron collaborates with healthcare clients to deliver future forward design solutions unique to their goals and objectives.

John Mann, Project Manager at HAFER. John has focused his career solely on healthcare design where he provides clients with smart solutions through a holistic approach.

Joe Mattingly, Project Manager for Garmong Construction’s Evansville office. His healthcare experience includes major equipment replacements of hybrid operating rooms, cath labs, imaging, MRI, CT, X-rays, onocology and linear accelerators; and renovations and expansions of surgery departments, imagining departments, onocology and infusion departments, pharmacies, labor and delivery facilities, patient rooms, central plants, and food service areas.

Jeremy Kunz, Regional Manager, Garmong Construction Services