Healthcare Success on the Road


Gephart was hired by M.A. Mortenson to build Jamestown, North Dakota’s new 120,000 SF, Regional Medical Center. This ground up, 25-bed, critical access hospital facility with 24 hour emergency care included: 3 Operating Rooms, 13 Pre/Post Surgery Rooms, 27 Patient and 3 Labor/Delivery Rooms, Nursery, and a Diagnostics Center with 4 Imaging Rooms (R&F, Rad, CT and CT/NUC). There was also a Laboratory, a Pharmacy, a Physical Therapy area with rehab gym, and Nurse Stations with staff support rooms and Administration offices.


Taking advantage of our healthcare project experience, we worked closely with engineering firm Dunham Associates throughout the project resulting in improved coordination and installation as well as a reduction in the length of the project punch list. In addition, by establishing a strong working relationship with local labor and utilizing our long established relationship with general contractor M.A. Mortenson, we were able to support and maintain the project schedule.


Working on a greenfield hospital site, Gephart got involved early in constructing the facility making use of our BIM capabilities to model all switchgear including required clearances, feeder conduits both above and below grade, all branch electrical and low voltage systems conduits 1” and larger, cable trays including clearances, light fixtures, structural penetrations, electrical clearances for HVAC equipment, above ceiling coordination with all trades including access points, and in-wall coordination with medical device installations.


Our partnership with the local workforce was crucial to this project being the success that it was. While Gephart provided Project Management and Field leadership, it was the priority put on communication and teamwork that led to this project culminating in a first-class facility that opened as planned. And, as part of our commitment to the community of Jamestown, we handed over the facility service and maintenance work to the local electrical contractor moving forward.


  • Electrical Distribution System
  • Emergency Power System
  • Emergency Systems
  • Emergency Generator
  • Computer/Telephone Raceways Systems
  • Fire Alarm
  • Lightning Protection System
  • Lightingand Dimming Systems
  • Accent Lighting Including Landscape Accent Lighting
  • Exterior Parking Lot Lighting
  • Low-Voltage Systems Rough-In
  • Security & Surveillance Rough-In
"Through their proactive management style and the leadership of their on-site staff, Gephart successfully managed the local workforce on this project, executing the work safely and with high quality while meeting the aggressive construction schedule. Gephart also demonstrated they can effectively utilize a local subcontracting partner to successfully execute work hundreds of miles from Minneapolis. I look forward to working with Gephart again and highly recommend Gephart for any project."
Casey Jackson, Project Manager II, M.A. Mortenson Company