Hospital Pharmacy Renovation

Client: Liberty Hospital
Completion Date: 2018
Location: Liberty, Missouri


Liberty Hospital's IV pharmacy required updates, in part for compliance with USP 797, USP 800 and State of Missouri Code requirements for hazardous drug compounding pharmacy installations. Burns & McDonnell is providing integrated architectural design, engineering and construction services for the renovation, which includes the IV preparation and compounding areas.

The planning solution expands the existing area for greater functionality and flow. Working with the pharmacy staff, we created a new hazardous buffer room, non-hazardous buffer room, hazardous drug storage and receiving area and an expanded anteroom. By relocating an adjacent break room, a new dedicated mechanical room was created adjacent to the IV preparation and compounding areas. This was accomplished by removing an existing window in the new mechanical room (existing break room) and replacing it with an air intake louver. The solution allowed for minimum disruption to other areas and building systems. Use of the design-build project delivery approach allowed for a condensed schedule and limited downtime for the pharmacy.

The HVAC package is the largest part of this project and includes all duct work, diffusers, a new air handler unit in the existing break room, associated condensing unit, humidifier and exhaust fan. The design includes the Venturi valve system and associated controls to ensure positive and negative air pressures can be provided as required by codes. New room pressure monitoring devices and associated alarms were provided. A new hazardous exhaust duct will be routed to the roof to a new exhaust fan. Electrical includes all work required for installation of the new HVAC and exhaust system as well as all electrical work and lighting for the new pharmacy and break room areas. Plumbing included new sinks, floor drains and the required eyewash/shower.


  • Architecture and engineering
  • Design-build construction

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