Barton Malow

Hampden Medical Center

Penn State Health

The new Hampden Medical Center (HMC) is a greenfield hospital planned for 44 acres near Interstate 81, in the heart of one of the fastest-growing counties in Pennsylvania. The new facility will give residents of Cumberland County, Perry County, and the broader Harrisburg region access to the high-quality, comprehensive health services of Penn State Health without the drive to Hershey.

Barton Malow and JV partner Alexander are providing construction management services for the project. The new four-story building will feature 108 private inpatient beds, an emergency department with observation beds, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, imaging and lab services, and complete medical and surgical capabilities.

Lean Practices to Achieve Speed to Market

The pace of the HMC project required a new approach to achieve the speed to market goal – design to construction. While the design team was still required to complete the traditional phases – schematic design, design development, etc. – the Barton Malow team focused on what was required to facilitate the earliest possible start and progression of construction.

Specific packages were released (patient rooms, mill order, sitework, etc.) independent of the design milestones. This approach required extensive implementation of IPD/IPD-Lite practices – intense collaboration, developing a culture of trust, pull planning, Target Value Delivery, GMP development strategy, and engaging eight design-assist partners. Site mobilization occurred only seven months after design kickoff, and steel topping out was celebrated only seven months later. The hospital is scheduled to open in 2021.