Wall & Door Protection
Parkland Memorial Hospital
The new 862-bed Parkland Memorial Hospital is one of the largest public hospitals in the United States at 213,677 square meters (2.3 million square feet). To ensure the new hospital’s hallways and walls were environmentally friendly, durable and could withstand constant use by more than 30,000 patients each day, the team turned to Construction Specialties (CS) for 43,630 meters (143,146 feet) of Acrovyn Handrails, Crash Rails and Corner Guards and 427 meters (1,500 feet) of Acrovyn rigid sheet. The hospital’s transformation resulted in a high level of durability that meets the hospital’s rigorous environmental standards.
Securing environmentally friendly products from CS was essential. “We based our specifications around Acrovyn because the product was PVC-free without an upcharge and this standard was critical for us,” said Kathy Harper, vice president of clinical coordination for Parkland Health & Hospital System. “Very few products have the quality that CS is known for. Parkland was designed with patient needs in mind, and that was how we chose all of the materials to build our facilities,” said Harper.See full case study