Rex Healthcare Heart & Vascular Hospital

Raleigh, NC

Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system. Rex Healthcare is currently consolidating their services into a new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Hospital and renovations to the existing facility.

The Heart & Vascular Hospital project comprises a ten-story bed tower with adjacent four-story diagnostic and treatment building connected to the northwest quadrant of the existing hospital. It consists of 114 licensed beds, including 72 step-down/telemetry beds, a 20-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU), and 22 acuity-adaptable beds. Diagnostic and treatment procedure spaces include six cath labs, two electrophysiology labs, two interventional radiology labs, two hybrid ORs, a 10-bed PACU, and a 47-bed prep recovery unit.

Project Team

Rex Healthcare hired EDI to provide Technology Consulting services.

  • Architect: Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects (WHR)
  • MEP: RMF Engineering
  • Contractor: Skanska


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EDI Services

As the technology consultant, EDI provided technology programming and planning services for the following systems:

  • Cabling System
  • Overhead Paging System
  • Intercom
  • Audio-visual Systems
  • Time and Attendance Clock System
  • Television Signal Distribution
  • Access Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • Emergency Call System in parking areas
  • Duress Alarm
  • Security Intercom
  • Intrusion detection
  • Nurse Call
  • Synchronized Clocks
  • Distributed Antenna System
Project Size
289,000 SF expansion, 52,000 SF renovation, and 800-car parking garage

Project Cost
$160 million (heart hospital), $20 million (parking deck)

Project Completion
Expected 2016