Norton Sound Regional Hospital
This 154,000 square foot, 14 bed hospital is located on an 8 acre site in Nome, Alaska. Nome is located on the south coast of the Seward Peninsula in the Norton Sound region roughly 140 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
The structure is a steel frame on a pile foundation. The exterior envelope is constructed of a built-up insulated panel system which will resist the harsh climatic conditions typical in Nome. All of the materials were selected with the rugged environment in mind, from the exterior down to the terrazzo flooring installed throughout the facility. The facility will provide services comparable to the most modern hospital facilities located anywhere in the country. It serves the native population within the Bering Straits Region. In addition to traditional hospital services, there are clinic spaces for primary care, dental care, OBGYN, vision care and behavioral health care. All of the stakeholders have joined as a team to make this project a reality. The project was ahead of schedule with no contractor initiated change orders.
A high percentage of skilled tradesmen and laborers are local Native hired directly from this remote region of Alaska. NCI exceeded Alaska Native hire expectations by having approximately 40% Alaska Native workforce on this project