Interior Construction

DIRTT | St. Elizabeth's Hospital

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University teaching hospital and the tertiary care center for the Steward Health Care system, needed to add 16 beds to their medical-surgical unit. Steward wanted to find a way to standardize their spaces going forward.

Hospital bed Setup in middle of image with head of bed against wall, monitors on each side, doctor in white coat & nurse nurse in blue scrubs on ipad

Project Stats

Sept. 2020 - April 2021 / Project Duration

10 days / DIRTT Installation Time

10,000 / Square Footage

HED Architecture / A+D Firm

Consigli Construction / CM/GC Firm

BR + A / MEP Engineer

CREF / PM Firm


When patient rooms aren’t in use, the lost revenue can reach up to $15,000 a day. On this project, the cost of DIRTT’s headwall assemblies was within 1% of other considered solutions, but they shaved valuable time off the schedule. Assembled headwalls arrive pre-wired with all levels of power, pre-piped with flexible medical gas lines, and installed in a fraction of the time compared to conventional construction schedules.

Headwalls are filled with a wide variety of utilities and sophisticated clinical equipment. Being able to easily access, repair, and update that equipment brings substantial operational maintenance savings. DIRTT wall panels remove quickly offering easy access to the in-wall components. This allows St. Elizabeth’s to easily add utilities or new technology, change acuity levels, and address ongoing maintenance issues. And they can greatly reduce the impacts as well as shut down time from days to hours.

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