Projects 2011

National Naval Medical Center (NNMC)

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Health Care Relocations began the much anticipated moves for this enormous project by relocating the America and Arrowhead buildings. Due to the magnitude of this undertaking, the HCR team committed countless hours of preparation to mitigate any anticipated risks and provided the facility with the most efficient move methods to date. As this move is not permanent, temporary storage solutions were a large part of the planning team's logistical challenges.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Cardiac Rehab, ENT, Radiology ONC Pharmacy, Allergy/Immunology, Rheumatology, PT/OT, Chiropractic, Orthotics, Podiatry, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, ICU, Emergency Department, Anesthesia, and Cardiothoracic. Several office spaces were also moved including: Nuclear Medicine, The Breast Center, Adolescent & Pediatrics, Neurology, Endocrine, Dermatology, GIM, Immunization, Behavioral Health, and Hematology ONC.


Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC)
Bethesda National Naval Medical Center (NNMC)

Washington DC, Bethesda, MD & Fort Belvoir, VA United States

After two years of extensive planning, meticulous preparation and 3 large renovation moves, HCR completed the final complex move sequence from 3 facilities – Dewitt Community Hospital, Bethesda Naval Hospital & the existing WRAMC – to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) located on the Bethesda Campus and the New Fort Belvoir Community Hospital located in Fort Belvoir some 30 miles south of the Walter Reed Campus.

Health Care Relocations employed all their resources during this 26 day long final move which by the half way point entailed moving items, enough to fill the equivalent of 32 football fields. Our project managers were put to the test on several occasions including an earthquake and the threat of Hurricane Irene which required some quick logistical manipulation to ensure a successful relocation into a total of 4,000,000 sq. ft.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Logistics, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Sleep Lab, Liver Center, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology Clinic, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine, Optometry, Cardiology Clinic, Patient Administration, Ophthalmology Clinic, Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology, Dialysis, Organ Lab, Pain Management, ENT Clinic, Neurology, Occupational Health, Psychiatry Services, Uniformed Services University, Executive Services, Clinical Administration, Inspector General, Internal Audit, JAG, Deployment Health, Tumor Registry, Resource Management/Comptrollers, Speech /Audiology, General Surgery, Neurosciences, Operating Rooms, Anesthesia, Plastic Surgery, Comprehensive Breast Center, Pharmacy, Refractive Surgery, Vascular Surgery Clinic, Neuro Surgery Clinic, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Quality Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics, MATC, Emergency Department, Pastoral Care, Red Cross, Health Plan Management, Chiropractic, Warrior Care Clinic, General Dentistry, Inpatient Offices, Casualty Affairs, Treasury Offices, Patient Advocacy, Hospitality Services, Human Resources, Liaison & Welcome Center, Infectious Disease, Infection Control, IMIT, Security, Hospital Safety, Respiratory Therapy, Prostate Center, Clinic Informatics, Public Affairs, Resource Management, OB/GYN, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Nursing Research, Medical Center Brigade, Clinical Investigations, Clinical Nutrition, CMS, Perfusion, Urology & Stone Center, CT Surgery, GME Simulation, Ambulatory Procedure Unit, Transitional Interns, Hospital Education, Tricare, Command XO, Walter Reed Society, Cath Lab, ROFR, Medical Management, Admissions and Dispositions, and several Inpatient Units.

US Navy Coverage
Gazette Coverage
Moving Pictures PDF


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, United States

This project required the relocation from the existing acute inpatient facilities to the most technologically advanced pediatric and adolescent 7 storey inpatient tower – the Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion – located at the same site. Health Care Relocations created a detailed plan for the relocation of all the moveable medical equipment, non medical equipment and other contents of existing inpatient departments. On Patient Move Day, HCR closely coordinated the relocation of medical equipment necessary for patient service that day.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Materials Management, EVS, Cardiothoracic Surgical, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care, OT/PT, Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Care Coordinators, Cath Lab, Pediatric Acute Inpatient Units, BMT, NICCU, PICU, CTICU, Clinical Nutrition, Patient Placement, Disaster Supplies, ED, Blood Bank, Blood Gas Lab, POCT, Playroom/Teen Lounge, and Cardio offices.

LA Times article


North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC)

North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Over the past 3 years, Health Care Relocations (HCR) has been planning the extensive relocations of the existing hospital sites at Scollard and McLaren and the North East Mental Health Centre (NEMHC). This long awaited move was completed in two phases and brings together, for the first time in Canada, an acute hospital co-located with a specialized mental health centre. The brand new NBRHC welcomed 118 patients from NEMHC and 140 from the existing hospital sites under the patient move coordination sequence of HCR. In addition to the large patient relocations, HCR was responsible for extensive equipment installations and post move consolidation.

Departments relocated but not limited to: EEG/ECG, Respiratory Therapy, Environmental Services, PACU, 7 ORs, Lab, Pharmacy, Hemodialysis, Dietary, Food Services, Ortho Clinic, ER, ECHO Lab, Pathology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology Clinic, Chemo Clinic, Bio Med, Ostomy Clinic, Maternal Newborn Clinic, Morgue, Pain/Cancer Clinic, Tuck Shop, Day Surgery, Clinical Records, Nephrology Clinic, and several doctor, nurses, administration and service offices. coverage.
CBC Radio Interview


McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Health Care Relocations involvement with the multi-facility move as part of the Hamilton Health Science’s Access to best Care (ABC) plan was pinnacle for the stakeholders at MUMC. HCR’s experience scheduling, planning and facilitating hospital moves was put to the test as relocation logistics involved four facilities - including the existing site McMaster Univerisity Medical Centre and three receiving sites -Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare. This move organized equipment, furnishings and patient relocation to the three different facilities over the course of 4 days. On Monday, April 4th, 65 patients were relocated.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Inpatient units of ICU, CCU, 3Y, 4Y & 4Z and a variety of Health Professionals and Faculty throughout the facility. coverage coverage


Sault Area Hospital

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

The move from the existing facilities at Plummer Memorial Hospital and Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital was embraced by the project manager at Health Care Relocations along with the unique internal patient move required after the main patient move was completed. After 2 ½ years of careful planning, this complicated, multi phased move involved relocations from two existing sites, three additional buildings and the successful transfer of 175 patients to the new facility. The post move internal patient relocation transferred 12 ALC patients from the General site to the Plummer Site. HCR also provided post move consolidation services to both former sites.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Gift Shop, Volunteer Services, Academy of Medicine, Infection Control, Health Records, Surgical Day Care, Asthma Clinic, Central Rehab, Blood Conservation, Spiritual & Support Services, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Inpatient Psychiatry, Ophthalmology/Plastics Clinic, Cardio Respiratory, Trauma/Hand/Foot Clinic, OT/Speech Clinic, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Food Services, Respiratory Therapy, Dialysis, Oncology/Palliative Care, Telehealth & Telemedicine, Medical Day Care, Biomed, Pharmacy, 6 ORs, Hematology, Pathology, Cath Lab, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Department, and several administration, patient service and executive offices.

Sault Star coverage


Royal Jubilee Hospital – Patient Care Centre

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The elder friendly, award winning Patient Care Centre welcomed its’ first of 260 patients on March 13th as part of a two day patient move plan created by Health Care Relocations. The Mental Health population of 82 individuals was moved separately from the rest of the patients in an effort to mitigate risks and provide a patient focused move. Health Care Relocations spent several months planning this move and also remained on site post move to complete the large equipment consolidation for the old facility.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Oncology, Rehabilitation, General Medicine, Orthopedics, Surgical Cardiology, Renal, EENT, Microvascular Surgery, Burn Unit, Thorasic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Medical Cardiology, Respiratory, Adult Mental Health, Seniors Mental Health, Gift Shop and a large amount of departmental and administrative offices.

VIHA article
Times Colonist article
Times Colonist video
Youtube video


Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Health Care Relocations worked cooperatively with the Capital Planning Project Team and their staff to facilitate the relocation of equipment, furnishings and patients from the existing West Wing to the new 7 storey Polson Tower. Over many months, planning meetings and interviews were conducted to formulate the most efficient methods for move sequencing while keeping in mind patient care and safety.

In June, HCR performed the Owner Purchased Owner Installed (OPOI) portion of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital needs receiving numerous shipments and completing their subsequent installations. The patient move which consisted of 29 patients was completed on Sunday, September 25th with the patient population arriving on the new site every 3 minutes. In December, HCR planned and coordinated the internal patient move of the West Tower involving 90 patients, their belongings and the associated equipment and supplies for the units moving.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Cardio Pulmonary Clinic, Ambulatory Care, Pre-Surgery, Day Care, Booking, ORs, Outpatient Lab, MDR, Patient Registration, Admitting, Emergency Department, ICU/CCU, Labour & Delivery, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Nursery, and Post Partum.

Kelowna Daily Courier coverage
BC Local News coverage


St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital

Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

The brand new St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital opens in 2012 and Health Care Relocations provided the coordination of the off-site receiving of Owner Purchased Owner Installed (OPOI) for the facility. Over a three month period, HCR worked with vendors and the procurement team to ensure all items arrived on time and in proper condition.

Once on site, HCR unpacked, assembled, installed and placed a variety of furnishings and equipment into the new facility.


Woodstock Hospital

Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Woodstock General Hospital began their relationship with Health Care Relocations more than two years ago. During this time, HCR has provided occupancy planning logistics in addition to coordinating the move of equipment and patients from the current site to the brand new facility located 5 kilometers away. Patient move day was very successful as 71 patients were relocated via ambulance and transport teams.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Medical Records, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Infection Control, Human Resources, Gift Shop, Materials Management, Mental Health, Diabetes, IT Training, Educations, Library, Hospital Foundation, Speech, Patient Registration, Labs, Administration, Switchboard, ORs, Nutrition and Food Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Dialysis, Pharmacy, Rehab & Recreational Therapy, Nursing Offices, Outpatient Clinics, Housekeeping, PACU, CSR, Mailroom, Mat/Child & Woman’s Health, Pulmonary Lab, Emergency Department, Bio Med, CCU, ICU, Palliative Care, and Surgical Inpatient Unit.

Woodstock Sentinel article


Springfield Regional Medical Center

Springfield, Ohio, United States

The directors, stakeholders and staff of the Community Mercy Health Partners relied on Health Care Relocations move mandate in the planning, scheduling and the physical relocations of their existing facility to their brand new facility located approximately 3 miles away. Health Care Relocations accomplished every aspect of a successful relocation including the coordination and execution of the patient transfer that organized the repopulation of 116 patients to the new five storey patient tower in addition to a small patient move of 13 individuals from the Acute Rehab Unit.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Security, Administration including Nursing and Medical Staff Offices, Foundation Offices, Human Resources, FMS, EVS, HIM, Bio-Med, Infection Control, Chaplains, Patient Advocates, Case Management, Purchasing, Mail Room, Nutrition, Pharmacy, 7 Ors, Gift Shop, OT/PT, Cath Lab, Heart Center, PFT/RT, Radiology, Stores, PACU, Labs, Endoscopy, Patient Registration, ARU, Infusion, Bed Control, Dialysis, Emergency Department, Surgical and Medical ICU, Telemetry, Pediatrics, Oncology, Mother Baby as well as three Med/Surg units.

Springfield News article


Bluewater Health (BWH)

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

As part of the continuation of services provided in 2010 for the health group, Health Care Relocations orchestrated the final moves involving the Mental Health population over a period of 5 days. The patient move was completed mid week to provide the least disruption to the patients and was seamless as 27 patients were relocated to the new facility.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Human Resources, Volunteers, Finance, Administration, Facility Planning, Purchasing, Maintenance, Bio Med, Security, Patient Safety, Clinical Diabetes, Out Patient Mental Health, and the Mental Health Inpatient Units.

At the end of the move sequence, HCR consolidated all excess furniture and equipment. This added service will greatly assist Bluewater Health in their efforts to manage their redundant assets.


Victoria Hospital of London Health Sciences Centre

London, Ontario, Canada

Health Care Relocations provided the St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Victoria Hospital of LHSC with transitional and operational readiness planning. These services included the leadership of the facility’s Patient Move Committee and resulted in the sequencing, scheduling and precise delivery of a patient care oriented move model. On June 5th, 38 patients from the N.I.C.U. and Mother/Baby Unit were relocated under the direction of HCR’s management team.

HCR assisted LHSC in locating extra Transport Incubators to allow for the smooth transfer of the N.I.C.U. babies in a timely fashion. Some of HCR’s other clients, such as Sarnia’s Bluewater Health, Sunnybrooke and Mt. Sinai, generously donated their transport incubators for the patient move. Due to the sensitive nature of the patients being moved, HCR requested and received full cooperation from CP Rail to halt all train traffic that could have potentially crossed the path of the patient move route for the duration of the move and the London Police were also on alert. All factors came together for yet another safe, successful and on schedule patient transfer.

LFPress article


NorDX Laboratories

Scarborough, Maine, United States

Health Care Relocations expertly planned, organized and expeditiously executed the relocation of the existing core clinical lab facilities to the Maine Health Professional Park site. The safe transfer was completed with minimal down time to the facility over a short 4 day period. HCR assisted with the de-installation and re-installation of highly sensitive, high-tech equipment through user and vendor coordination.

One of the challenges of this relocation was the weather that Mother Nature chose to throw at us throughout the move. The South Portland and Scarborough area received more than 18 inches of snow over the 4 days. Several vendors had difficulty getting to the site on time. Never the less, HCR was able to complete all relocations slightly ahead of schedule.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Microbiology, Molecular, Cytology, Hematology, Coagulation, CSA Management, Specimen Management, Flow, HLA, Histology, Materials Management, Courier, and Clinical Labs.


Brunswick Community Hospital

Bolivia, North Carolina, United States

The community of Bolivia, North Carolina welcomed Health Care Relocations’ wealth of knowledge in the planning, scheduling and physical relocation of their community focused new facility – the Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Located 3 miles from the existing site in Supply, North Carolina, the new hospital witnessed the population of 25 patients under the careful coordination of HCR’s project planning team. In addition to these services, HCR also completed the detailed consolidation of redundant assets for the health authority.

Departments relocated but not limited to: Administration offices, Conference rooms, Bio Med, EVS, Info Tech, Health Information Management Records, Imaging, Education offices, Nutritional services, Medical Staff services, Patient Access, Gift Shop, Materials Management, Inpatient offices, Disaster Supplies, Emergency Department, Surgical offices, Surgical ORs, PACU, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Cardiovascular Lab, Chaplaincy offices, Volunteer services, OT/PT, PFT Lab, ICU, Labour & Delivery, Surgical unit, Hospitalists and Social Workers.

WWAY3 Coverage


St. Michael’s Hospital

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The planning of this six phase move through the busy Toronto, Ontario downtown core was complex and involved immense detail and manpower for Health Care Relocations. The first phase was completed in December when the entire Toronto Medical Research library was moved. Over the course of the next few months, a total of 47 research labs and multiple office space moves were logistically planned and executed in February, March and April.


Lakeridge Health Whitby

Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Health Care Relocations planned and executed the re-population of the newly renovated Lakeridge Health Facility after a fire a few years previously had forced the distribution of patients to a variety of hospitals. HCR coordinated a total of 4 individual patient moves from 3 different facilities located within a 30 kilometer radius of the new campus - Lakeridge Oshawa, Rouge Valley Centenary and Lakeridge Bowmanville. Patient transfers were scheduled throughout an 8 day period and in total 64 long term patients were relocated.

Oshawa Express article