CECM Caps Off Work at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Jun 5, 2024

By Casey Huff – Branch Manager | Phoenix, AZ

Apprentice Electrician Kaleb O’Brien works on a patient headwall on the 11th floor of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest (CECM) is proud to announce the completion of a $4.5 million electrical contract for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the United States, offers inpatient, outpatient, trauma, and emergency care to Phoenix and its surrounding communities.

The CECM team completed work on the top two floors of the hospital: the 10th floor, which houses a patient recovery unit, and the 11th floor, which houses a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Between the two 44,000 square-foot floors, Commonwealth’s team provided electrical capabilities—including lighting, power, low voltage raceways, cable trays, fire alarm systems, and headwalls—to a total of 96 rooms.

Working on the top floors of an active hospital came with a couple unique challenges. Because the floors below were filled with patients, noise levels became a crucial factor. The CECM team worked as quietly and efficiently as possible, so as not to disturb patients with any loud noise. In addition, the team used a cargo elevator to move equipment back and forth each day, which called for extra planning. Despite these restraints, the Commonwealth team was successful in its completion of the project.

Construction on the 10th floor of the hospital began in November 2021 and was completed in October 2022. The 11th floor started construction in December 2022 and wrapped up in March 2024.

The CECM team worked in collaboration with Kitchell Contractors Inc., the general contractor for the project. Branch Manager Casey Huff and Senior Estimator/Project Manager Rich Scheuermann were the project managers, with General Foreman Bradley Voris leading the crew of 8-12 electricians.

CECM’s Phoenix team is proud to have been a key contributor to this project. We look forward to continuing to offer exceptional service to our clients.

Our team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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