North Shore Medical Center

Emergency Building and Epstein Center of Behavioral Health
Salem, Massachusetts

North Shore Medical Center, the North Shore’s largest healthcare provider, has recently expanded their Salem campus. These projects included a brand-new 113,000 square foot building, housing their Emergency Department and inpatient floors, and renovations on their 137,000 square foot Spaulding North Shore building, renamed the Epstein Center of Behavioral Health. The Epstein Center of Behavioral Health has added 120 new beds to the region for psychiatry and behavioral health services as well as a shelled floor for a future 30-bed psychiatric unit. These buildings have merged its inpatient and emergency care services onto one campus to provide increased access to all health care services.

TG Gallagher collaborated with Walsh Brothers to provide plumbing and medical headwalls to both projects, prefabbing risers, pipe racks, hangers, roof strut hangers, water heaters, mixing valves, backflow preventers, and water meter set-ups. This is the first job that TG Gallagher pre-fabricated all the medical headwalls, working in their Andover shop with Sullivan and McLaughlin Companies to draft and fabricate the walls. A total of 65 headwalls were prefabricated through their CNC machine, which cut out templates where their medical gas outlets were to be mounted on the walls. This quick assembly method allowed for multiple walls to be installed per day when the jobsite was ready for them, saving time on the field and propelling TG Gallagher to meet the client’s short deadline.

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
Engineer: Engineered Solutions
General Contractor: Walsh Brothers Construction