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Michigan Hospital Receives Much Needed Renovation And Expansion To Modernize Facility

Project Name: Hills & Dale General Hospital
Location: Cass City, Michigan
Architect: Ghafari Asociates
General Contractor: Spence Brothers
CEI Materials System: R3000
Products: metal composite material (MCM), corrugated panels
Photography: Installation shots via CEI Materials, Completion shots courtesy of Hills & Dale General

The Hills & Dale General Hospital has been a pillar in the Cass City, Michigan community for nearly 60 years. However, the hospital was in need of renovation, updating and expansion. As healthcare needs change, hospitals are required to modernize their facilities, allowing better quality experiences for patients.  For the extensive renovation, Ghafari Associates were commissioned for design and implementation.

Hills Dale General Hospital, Cass City, Michigan, Ghafari Associates Architecture, Spence Brothers, CEI Materials, Photography Hills Dale GeneralPhotograph: Hills & Dale General Hospital

As the architects describe, “We worked closely with the hospital to understand their patient base, service offerings and facility needs. Together, we developed a plan for facility expansions and upgrades that will give their physicians and administrators the space to provide better care to their patients.”

Hills Dale General Hospital, Cass City, Michigan, Ghafari Associates Architecture, Spence Brothers, CEI Materials, Photography Hills Dale GeneralPhotograph: Hills & Dale General Hospital

In their evaluation, the architects reviewed the 147,000 square-foot facility that features the three-story hospital building and ten clinics. What they discovered was the need to expand 12,000 square-feet and 16,000 square-feet in renovated space.

Hills Dale General Hospital, Cass City, Michigan, Ghafari Associates Architecture, Spence Brothers, CEI Materials Installation

“In addition to expanding the facility’s capacity, our plan will relocate some of the hospital’s administrative functions to provide a consolidated physician practice. The plan also adds a new, more welcoming canopied entrance that will house a lobby, private registration area and a gift shop,” the architects further describe.

Hills Dale General Hospital, Cass City, Michigan, Ghafari Associates Architecture, Spence Brothers, CEI Materials Installation

Working with the general contractors at Spence Brothers, CEI Materials completed the metal fabrication of the exterior components. The metal composite panels featured on the façade were fabricated utilizing the R3000 Pressure Equalized Rainscreen System.  Additionally, the project utilized corrugated metal panels.


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Attachment System Used:  R3000 Series

CEI Materials’ R3000 Pressure Equalized Rainscreen System tested to remove the driving forces for water penetration, equalizes the air-pressure on the external and internal sides of this compartmentalized Panel System.

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