Affinity is a Menasha-based regional healthcare provider, and the Fox Valley’s second largest employer with nearly 5,000 employees.
In November 2011, Affinity Medical Group broke ground on a new $9,000,000 medical clinic on 1.5 acres of the former Glatfelter paper mill in downtown Neenah, Wis. The new two-story, 32,000 square foot facility opened its doors in November 2012, and accommodates both a medical clinic and urgent care services.
Hoffman LLC was the general contractor on this project, and Flad Architects was selected to design the clinic as part of a combined design-build team with them. The clinic was constructed with a special focus on sustainable methods and materials to improve water efficiency and energy use, and is also seeking a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating of Gold by U.S. Green Building Council.
Faith Technologies’ scope of work included both electrical system and specialty systems work. We self-performed 100% of our work, and installed an 800 amp service, a Cornell Nurse Call system, 75 public access (PA) system speakers in public spaces, eight closed-circuit television (CCTV) locations, and the cabling for 18 intrusion detection devices, 18 access control locations, eight water detection devices, and the fire alarm system.
The lighting design also focused on energy efficiency and reducing maintenance costs without sacrificing the quality of lighting. Strategic placement of lighting, along with use of occupancy sensors interfacing with HVAC, closed loop daylight controls, and a lighting control panel with a built in web server allow remote access from virtually anywhere reduced environmental impacts while enhancing the physical and emotional well-being of the building’s occupants.
The new Affinity Clinic was completed on schedule, allowing the owner to move in on time to better serve the healthcare needs of the Neenah area.