the PDF Brochure
Contact Whitley Manufacturing
North Penn Hospital
Located north of Philadelphia, the a 150-bed, not-for-profit, acute care general
provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient health services.
The hospital has of staff more than 250 physicians representing 40 areas of
and surgery; most of whom are board-certified in their areas of specialization.
Penn Hospital provides a full complement of patient care.
An article in a health magazine attracted a doctor who was soon to move his
to NPH, and needed space very quickly to avoid a gap in service to his dialysis
patients. The new dialysis clinic would catch up to increasing local demand
and provide for quick future growth. During budget discussion NPH also saw
the opportunity to add other facilities when they learned how relatively inexpensive
modular construction would be. A key condition of the project, however, had
to be minimizing disruption to patients and hospital personnel during construction.
Because modules were constructed in a factory and trucked to the NPH site
factors worked to the advantage of the hospital. First, off-site
manufacture meant disruption to campus life was greatly diminished
Secondly, foundation work did not have to preface
construction of walls shortening the schedule by months. The
focus at NPH could remain on health care, not avoiding dump
trucks. Secondly, modular construction permitted an accelerated
schedule that finished the building within 120 days. Less
disruption, a faster time line and all under budget. The savings
allowed the hospital to build a “seamless link” corridor
between the existing building and the new wing.