VEGAS INC: Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards

The winners of Greenspun Media Group’s Angel Awards exemplify the caring and compassion found throughout Southern Nevada.

For instance, Bob Sheridan of Cox Communications has devoted a large part of his life to volunteering. He’s pitched in with the Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, the United Way, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Cox Charities’ golf tournaments. “Volunteering takes our minds off ourselves, and puts our focus on doing something for other people who may be dealing with a difficult personal situation,” Sheridan said.

Another of our honorees, Stacey Wedding, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a small child; it was a diagnosis that influenced her philanthropic spirit into adulthood. She took some of the lessons she learned helping educate others about diabetes and molded them into Professionals in Philanthropy, an altruistic organization that’s celebrating its 11th anniversary.

It’s an honor to give a tip of the hat to the Sunrise Children’s Foundation, which has been instrumental in helping so many young lives in Southern Nevada — more than 150,000 children and families annually.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts may only be five years old, but it’s growing up fast. The Angel Award honoree has become instrumental in helping bring an arts education to Southern Nevada. For instance, it created the first annual Heart of Education Awards, honoring outstanding Clark County School District teachers.

When it comes to big dogs in the world of nonprofits, few are bigger than United Way of Southern Nevada. We’re honored to celebrate them, in part for their 60 years of service. The agency’s inaugural Day of Caring brought together more than 1,000 Southern Nevadans who donated their time at 23 nonprofit agencies and 16 schools — and that’s just one day in a long calendar of giving for United Way.

We’re happy to shine a spotlight on SR Construction, which has integrated giving into its corporate culture. The company has raised money to help seniors, the Red Cross, Three Square, Best Buddies Nevada and multiple programs for veterans, among others.

Another company helping Southern Nevadans be the best they can be is Barrick Gold Corporation. In 2016, the company invested more than $9.7 million into our communities. They’ve been strong supporters of education, the arts and environmental stewardship.

We’re proud to name them all winners of our Angel Awards.

Keep your eyes open for our Giving Guide, where you’ll also get profiles about local organizations you might not have heard of before now. The profiles explain volunteering opportunities that are available and myriad ways that you can help. Our index of nonprofits at the back comes from Internal Revenue Service records and is one of the most comprehensive lists of charities in Southern Nevada that you will find. It’s a resource that we couldn’t bring to you without the support of the Caesars Foundation and MGM Resorts International. We’re also grateful to the Westgate for hosting the Angel Awards event.

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PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE

SR Construction

For more than 26 years, SR Construction has been committed to strengthening its community and prioritizing opportunities to provide civic service when possible.

The company was founded in 1991 as a full-service general contractor, and has since completed more than 1,200 projects throughout the Southwest.

SR Construction has excelled not only in designing and building health care, hospitality and commercial servicing markets, but in building community relations. This year, as part of the Henderson Hospital team, it conducted a Hard Hat Challenge, raising nearly $10,000 for the Henderson Senior Nutrition Fund, an organization serving at-risk seniors to help keep them out of nursing homes and being able to live independently.

The firm continued its efforts with Henderson Hospital by partnering with Fox 5 in two community charity events: a blood drive that collected 131 units of blood for the American Red Cross, and the “Supply Our Students (SOS)” school supplies drive that assembled more than 1,000 backpacks full of supplies for students in need.

In addition to these charitable events, the SR team participates in the City of Las Vegas Corporate Challenge, donates to Three Square Food Bank, and sponsors a youth basketball team. The general contracting firm recently donated supplies and labor to assist Best Buddies with the renovation of its new office space. Thanks to the SR team, Best Buddies Nevada will be able to better serve over 25,000 individuals within our state.

President Scott Loughridge is committed to supporting America’s veterans by donating annually to the Wounded Warrior Project, Freedom Alliance, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Semper Fi Fund.

“At SR Construction, volunteering and being active supporters of our community are things that are integrated into our company culture,” Loughridge said. “We encourage all of our team members to get involved, and the best way to do so is to lead by example. All of our top-level executives truly set the bar high, as giving back to the community is a personal desire.”

— Howard Riell

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Healthcare Design Magazine: Starting Point, Henderson Hospital

Henderson Hospital, part of The Valley Health System (VHS; Las Vegas), is—by design and location—a landmark in Henderson, Nev. Opening in October 2016, it’s the first tenant at Union Village, a 151-acre integrated health village, where services—including inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, home health, senior living, and wellness—will be collocated alongside residential and retail components.

For VHS, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS; King of Prussia, Pa.), which owns and operates the hospital, the project provided the opportunity to round out its network of services and deliver care to future residents of the village as well as to residents of Henderson, the second-largest city in Nevada after Las Vegas and an area previously underserved by the system. In June 2013, UHS signed a letter of intent to purchase 35 acres in Union Village to build the hospital, with ground breaking in October 2014.

Today, the 247,000-square-foot Henderson Hospital is prominently positioned at the village’s main entrance and adjacent to a village promenade, a quarter-mile pedestrian connector that runs throughout the site, providing an entry point that defines the healthcare focus of the site and supports the overall campus aesthetic.

Cohesive design
The Union Village campus is designed to convey a resort-like feel, and the four-story hospital follows suit with a sleek exterior profile complemented by blue, brown, and tan hues that blend in with the southern Nevada locale. “We looked at ways of using simple color changes to create more interest,” says George Vangelatos, design director at HMC Architects (Sacramento, Calif.), the architect of record and executive architect on the hospital project. For example, some of the exterior glass is tinted blue, while in other places, bands of blue tile are used to break up the volume of the building.

Inside, the facility houses 130 private beds, an emergency department, four ORs, and a top-floor women’s department that includes a 12-bed NICU. Shell space has been created for another 30 acute care beds and two more ORs. Exterior and interior design elements were coordinated to create a cohesive statement, says Rebecca Brennan, principal of Design Studio Blue LLC (Denver), which handled the project’s interior design along with Gallun Snow (Denver). For example, blue tones and geometric patterns used in an outdoor eating area are brought inside and repeated at the cafeteria serving line via a blue mosaic wall tile. The bright, modern environment also incorporates nature-inspired upholstery patterns; shimmering and matte finishes on the furniture, walls, and floor; and soft paint colors.

To improve the patient experience, the design team employed several design features in the private patient rooms to contribute to a quiet and calming environment, including locating nurses’ stations behind glass walls and giving the staff a silent nurse call system that uses wireless phones instead of overhead paging. The project team also addressed healthcare-associated infections by using silver ion-infused countertops in the patient care areas, antimicrobial coatings on the door handles, and an indigo lighting system that kills bacteria in the surgery department’s perioperative and recovery spaces.

Since the greenfield project didn’t have an existing staff to help guide operational and design decisions, the team reached out to clinicians and staff members at nearby VHS facilities for input. “They participated with us in the early planning sessions, where we talked about things like nurse-to-patient ratios, what their forecasts were for the future, trends in acuity level of patients, [and] the level of care that they would be providing,” says Steve Wilson, associate and principal in charge at HMC Architects (San Diego). From this process, the design team decided to include an acuity-adaptable unit, with code-required gas hookups and appropriate clearances around beds, for future patients who require higher levels of care.

Collaborative planning
From the start, the owner wanted the hospital built “on time, on budget, and without a lot of waste,” says Tina Coker, chief nursing officer (CNO) at Henderson Hospital. To achieve these goals, 10 companies signed on to an integrated Lean project delivery (ILPD) form of agreement, including: Amfab Steel Specialties Inc. (North Salt Lake, Utah), Anning-Johnson Inc. (Las Vegas), Bergelectric (North Las Vegas), Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers Inc. (Sacramento, Calif.), Excel Engineering (Escondido, Calif.), HMC Architects, SR Construction (Las Vegas), Southland Industries (Las Vegas), Turner Construction Co. (Los Angeles), and UHS. Utilizing Lean principles, the integrated form of agreement, and target value design, the team completed the project in 27 months. “More important than the 27 months, we were able to guarantee the date two years in advance and deliver it on time,” says Joe Garcia, senior project manager at SR Construction.

Additionally, IPD offered a platform to address issues that surfaced early on. For example, Tim Ott, assistant director of project management at UHS, says the project site was home to an old quarry and required more than 30 feet of fill in some locations. “The original placement of the building was straddling a plateau and a deep fill area,” he says. “In a traditional delivery model, the architect and civil engineer would design the building in their preferred location of choice, and the contractors would have had challenges with inconsistent settling and schedule delays.” Instead, the ILPD team members together identified a solution during the design phase, saving both time and money. Ott says: “Time by not having to wait for the deep fill to settle for three months and money by not having to redo the design after the contractors would have identified the issue.”

The project team also employed prefabrication and on-site modular construction to contribute to a faster construction process, including mocking up an operational modular bathroom prototype at Southland Industries’ plumbing fabrication shop for approval before installation in the patient rooms.

These collaborative efforts resulted not only in efficiencies in space and planning but also significant financial savings for the team, which allowed the client to fund more than $1.5 million in additional design features and amenities for the project, SR Construction’s Garcia says. For example, a standalone autoclave building for handling medical waste was located adjacent to the hospital. “The original plan was to outsource this service to one of [VHS’] sister facilities,” Garcia says. “The enclosure as well as the purchase of the equipment was made possible due to productivity and innovative cost-saving strategies.”

A continuum of care
In addition to Henderson Hospital, VHS has also opened Henderson Medical Plaza, an 84,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB), designed by GSR Andrade Architects Inc. (Dallas) and located 200 feet from the hospital. The health system has plans to add another MOB and two other medical-use buildings in the future, too—all of which will be connected via the village promenade, which is designed to offer easy navigation between the hospital and future village townhouses, apartments, condominiums, and senior communities, as well as retail and restaurants. “In every direction, we have connections,” Vangelatos says.

Sharon Schnall is a writer based in Ohio. She can be reached at schnallwriting@yahoo.com. Anne DiNardo is executive editor of Healthcare Design. She can be reached at anne.dinardo@emeraldexpo.com.

Project details

Completion date: August 2016

Owner: Universal Health Services

Total building area: 247,000 sq. ft.

Total project construction cost: $180.8 million

Cost/sq. ft.: $531

Architecture: HMC Architects

Interior design: Gallun Snow/Design Studio Blue

Contracting: Turner/SR Construction

Engineering: Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers (structural), TJK Consulting Engineers Inc. (electrical), Southland Industries (mechanical/plumbing), Excel Engineering (civil)

Landscaping: Southwick Landscape Architects

Construction: Turner/SR Construction, Bergelectric (electrical, low voltage, fire life safety), Southland Industries (HVAC, plumbing, fire sprinkler, medical gases), Amfab Steel (structural steel), Walter and Wolf (glazing), Penta (site hardscape, roads, and parking)

Art/pictures: Daniel Day with Health Environment Art Services

AV equipment/electronics/software: Bergelectric

Carpet/flooring: Flooring Solutions Inc.

Ceiling/wall systems: Grani Installation/Anning Johnson

Doors/locks/hardware: American Door

Fabric/textiles: Construction Specialties

Furniture—seating/casegoods: Western Casework

Handrails/wall guards: Henri Specialties

Headwalls/booms: Bergelectric, Southland Industries

Lighting: Bergelectric

Signage/wayfinding: Poblocki

Surfaces—solid/other: Western Casework

Wallcoverings: Henri Specialties

Other: TriMark Raygal (food service equipment), Guardian (prefabricated OR ceilings), Contract Décor (window coverings), Midwest Pro (painting), Swisslog (pneumatic tube system)

 

To view the article by Sharon Schnall and Anne DiNardo on Healthcare Design Magazine’s website, click here.

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Western Real Estate Business Magazine: SR Construction Completes Two Neighborhood Hospitals in Las Vegas for Dignity Health

LAS VEGAS — SR Construction has completed construction of two of the Las Vegas Valley’s first neighborhood hospitals, North Las Vegas Campus and Blue Diamond Campus. The projects are a joint venture between Dignity Health and Emerus.

The North Las Vegas Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located at 1550 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas and was the first to be built in the state. The three-story building houses a licensed hospital on the first floor with 16 patient rooms. The hospital also has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room, and space for primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to a wellness center.

The Blue Diamond Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located at 4855 Blue Diamond Road. It was the second of four facilities to open. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story building mirrors a similar layout housing a licensed hospital on the first floor. It also has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to a wellness center located on the second floor.

To view the article by Nellie Day on Western Real Estate Business Magazine’s website, click here.

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Healthcare Design Magazine: Dignity Health Opens Two New Neighborhood Hospitals

Two new neighborhood hospitals in Las Vegas are now complete. In 2016, Dignity Health and Emerus announced the joint venture to bring four new neighborhood hospitals to the valley.

The North Las Vegas Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located in North Las Vegas and was the first to be built in the state. The three-story building is approximately 58,600-square-feet and houses a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to 16 patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians in addition to a wellness center.

The Blue Diamond Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located in Las Vegas and was the second of four facilities to open. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story building mirrors a similar layout housing a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to 16 patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to a wellness center located on the second floor.

SR Construction (Las Vegas) served as the general contractor for both projects.

To view the article by Kara Gebhart Uhl on Healthcare Design’s website, click here.

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Las Vegas Informer: SR Construction Builds First Two Neighborhood Hospitals for Dignity Health

SR Construction announced the completion of two of the valley’s first neighborhood hospitals. In 2016, Dignity Health and Emerus announced the joint venture to bring four new neighborhood hospitals to the valley. SR Construction is the general contractor for the North Las Vegas Campus and Blue Diamond Campus.

The North Las Vegas Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located at 1550 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas and was the first to be built in the state. The three-story building is approximately 58,600-square-feet and houses a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to 16 patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians in addition to a wellness center.

The Blue Diamond Campus Neighborhood Hospital is located at 4855 Blue Diamond Road in Las Vegas and was the second of four facilities to open. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story building mirrors a similar layout housing a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to 16 patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to a wellness center located on the second floor.

“This is an exciting time for healthcare in our community and we are honored to have been a contributing partner,” said Bret Loughridge, vice president of operations at SR Construction. “It has been gratifying to be a part of the North Las Vegas Campus opening in June, quickly followed by the Blue Diamond Campus opening in July.”

SR Construction is a full service design/build general contracting company that was founded in 1991 by owner Scott Loughridge. Originally licensed in Nevada, Arizona and Utah, they have expanded over the past 26 years to include 11 states throughout the southwest, servicing markets including healthcare, hospitality and commercial. The company prides itself on following the “SR Built Process,” which focuses on delivering quality products in an efficient time frame while providing clients with unmatched service. The company has completed in excess of 1,200 projects throughout the southwest for which they have received numerous awards by various local and national organizations. For more information, visit www.srbuilt-usa.com.

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Vegas Inc.: People on the Move

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SR Construction finished construction on the third- and fourth-floor buildout at Centennial Hills Hospital. The additional 53,000 square feet allowed space for 72 patient beds, four nurse stations, two family lobbies and six handicap rooms.

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SR Construction Builds New Clinic For UnitedHealth Group

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SR Construction announces the completion of UnitedHealth Group’s new Oakey Healthcare Center, which will house two clinics for Optim and Southwest Medical. The new healthcare center is located at 4750 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.

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SR Construction Remodels UnitedHealth Group’s Corporate Headquarters

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SR Construction is proud to announce the completion of renovation on UnitedHealth Group’s office buildings next to MountainView Hospital. The new office space serves as corporate headquarters for approximately 3,000 employees.

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Vegas Inc. | The Notes: Philanthropy, April 9-15, 2017

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas raised $298,000 at its 2016 Rock the House Gala.

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VEGAS INC: The Notes – March 26, 2017 (Gardner Group/SR Construction)

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The Gardner Co.’s Dan Stewart, vice president of development in Southern Nevada, is the commissioner for the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. Gardner, master developer for the UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park, selected Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll to provide legal counsel. Continue Reading

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