Our Lady of Lourdes Campus Relocation Lafayette, Louisiana
The Ambassador Caffery Campus is a complete hospital relocation and master plan for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. It is considered to be the largest construction project in the history of Lafayette, Louisiana, replacing an existing facility that was originally constructed as a (50) bed hospital in 1949. Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries, Our Lady of Lourdes Ambassador Caffery Campus provides Lafayette with one of the newest and most advanced healthcare facilities in Louisiana. The new state of the art medical center creates a healing environment and provides better access to healthcare for the community. Best practices in the medical industry lead the way for the architectural design. Utilizing these systems helps the facility save valuable time in trauma cases, offers the highest patient safety standards, and features flexible bed concepts for efficient flow of care. Our Lady of Lourdes’ new campus is now equipped with the most advanced surgical and procedure suites in Louisiana.
The greenfield project consisted of a 6-story healthcare facility and 45 acres of site development. Consisting of 200 patient rooms, Emergency Department, procedural platform, central plant, data center, administration space, and all related diagnostic/support areas. The project was a complete campus relocation totaling 414,362 square feet of construction. The building façade consists of different elements including brick, metal panels, cast stone, EIFS, curtain wall, punched windows, and architectural glass. Interior finishes were equally impressive and include cast stone, ceramic, wood panels, architectural glass, terrazzo, and multiple wall covering products. The quantity and complexity of building finishes created many challenges for the construction team as it relates to trade coordination, maintaining project schedule, and working to ensure the highest level of quality.