Tacoma General Hospital Rainier Expansion

Expanding the Tacoma General Hospital campus and prioritizing patient care, the Rainier Pavilion is a seven story tower comprised almost exclusively of patient rooms. The design focused on enhancing and customizing the patient experience by making all rooms acuity adaptable and electrically comparable to ICU rooms ultimately resulting in a nexus of nearly all systems in the patient rooms through the nurse call system.

In addition to standard ICU nurse call functionality, patients were provided with a pillow speaker interface that allowed for control of room interactivity and entertainment view. As the electrical engineer, Coffman developed a multiphase approach to install new communication, normal power, and emergency power duct banks out of the new building footprint and through the basement of the adjacent building before the existing duct banks could be demolished to accommodate the new building.


  • Healthcare


  • Electrical Engineering