Parkview Regional Medical Center South Tower


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Parkview Health

Services Provided

  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical
  • Temperature Controls
Entrance of the Parkview Regional Medical Center South Tower in Indiana

Value Delivered

This project was completed ahead of schedule, allowing the Parkview Regional Medical Center South Tower to increase overall patient intake capacity during a critical time.

Client Objectives

To respond to growing patient demand and better serve the community, Parkview constructed a new six-story South Tower on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. They needed a full-service contractor to provide comprehensive mechanical, fire protection, electrical, temperature controls, and insulation solutions.

Scope of Services

During the project, Shambaugh delivered the following:


  • Central energy plant upgrades: new 800 HP boiler, 1,250-ton chiller, cooling tower, chilled water pump, and condenser water pump
  • Extension of steam and chilled water piping through the existing hospital to the tower expansion
  • Two new custom air handling units (70,000 cfm and 85,000 cfm) for the tower expansion
  • Mechanical room: steam to heating water heat exchangers, steam pressure-reducing valve station, heating and chilled water pumps, pumps and heat exchanger for glycol snow melt system, steam domestic water heaters, and domestic water booster pump
  • Mechanical systems: high-pressure and low-pressure steam and condensate, heating water, chilled water, glycol snow melt system, refrigerant split system
  • Plumbing systems: domestic water, sanitary waste and vent, storm, grease waste, medical gas (oxygen, air, vacuum) with new medical air compressor and vacuum pump
  • Temperature controls and insulation for plumbing and HVAC

Fire Protection

  • Tie-in to existing high pressure standpipe system in the existing building and extend standpipe to new stair tower
  • Seven wet systems to protect each floor level
  • More than 1,600 upright and concealed pendant sprinklers
  • All schedule 40 black steel pipe with threaded or grooved fittings, flexible head connections
  • Seven pre-action systems for data closets on each floor including central nitrogen generator air supply and bulk feed to each floor
  • Detection design and parts for pre-action systems
  • All in-house design with Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination


  • Central energy plant upgrades: 2MW generator and one paralleling gear section
  • 12.47kV-480/277V, 3200A, double-ended, normal power unit substation extended from existing core hospital
  • 12.47kV-480/227V, 3,200A, single-ended, emergency power unit substation extended from existing core hospital
  • 600A uninterruptable power supply distribution system extended from existing core hospital
  • 800A critical power automatic transfer switch (ATS)
  • 1200A equipment power ATS
  • 260A life safety ATS
  • Full BIM coordination
  • Prefabricated patient headwalls, overhead conduit racks, and in-wall rough-ins

Client Background

Parkview Health is a network of over 80 community hospitals, clinics, and health facilities serving northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. For over 50 years, Parkview and Shambaugh have worked together on a variety of new construction, retrofit, and renovation projects.