Des Moines Team Assists in Equipment Upgrades at Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Dec 7, 2023

Project Foreman Don Dawson (L) and Fifth-Year Apprentice Wade Lester (R).

By Ashley Huinker – Project Engineer | Des Moines

Commonwealth Electric’s Des Moines, IA, team is excited to assist the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in the process of renovating two spaces within its Imaging Radiology (IR) Department and John Stoddard Cancer Center. Both projects kicked off this summer and wrapped up towards the end of October.

The IR Room 9 project consisted of a complete renovation of the existing room to accommodate the installation of a new piece of imaging equipment. Commonwealth’s scope of work included new LED lighting, power, and data throughout the room. The team also installed 185 feet of floor, wall, and ceiling duct to accommodate the numerous conduit pathways needed to feed the new IR equipment.

The project within the John Stoddard Cancer Center is a remodel of one of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center’s existing Radiology Oncology rooms. This space is set to receive a new cutting-edge piece of equipment called TrueBeam, which is used to treat cancer through advanced radiotherapy. Commonwealth’s scope of work included new LED lighting, power, and data throughout the room, as well as additional floor and wall ducts to accommodate conduit pathways to the new equipment.

The Commonwealth management team consisted of Project Manager Mark Duffy, Low Voltage Project Manager Clint Bailey, and Project Engineer Ashley Huinker. Project Foreman Don Dawson led a crew for the construction of the IR Room 9 project, while Keith Marschel was the foreman for the TrueBeam project. Both Don and Keith’s impeccable work ethic and attention to detail were instrumental in keeping both projects’ timelines on schedule and in line with the delivery of the new medical equipment.

A new piece of imaging equipment within the newly remodeled IR Room 9.

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