Healthcare with purpose
UMC values listening to understand how we can bring value and purpose to our client partnerships. We tailor our solutions to maximize operational efficiencies and minimize unplanned downtime. We believe that our efforts to heal and build our healthcare infrastructure matter to patient safety.
We build what matters
Behind every great human achievement, there is a team. As one of the oldest and most experienced mechanical contractors in Washington State, UMC leverages its history of mechanical design and construction services to help facilities meet and exceed state energy codes, physical environment compliance testing, and project closeout to ensure the longest possible life cycle of each asset installed. From clinics and critical environments to office space and labs, our teams all over the Pacific Northwest region collaborate and prioritize service offerings as it aligns with our clients mission to execute complex work effortlessly. We emphasize bringing value, purpose, innovation, and unsurpassed quality to all projects and service calls regardless of scope and size.
Overlake Medical Center Project FutureCare
Best-in-class, modern healthcare options to the growing Eastside
Seattle Children's Bellevue ASC
One of the first projects to apply Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) to healthcare
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
The first hospital in Washington State to achieve LEED Silver
Swedish Issaquah Medical Center
The most energy-efficient hospital in the nation
Overlake Medical Center
Hospital opens its doors in 1960 with 56 beds
Pacific Medical Center
All piping for the landmark hospital on Beacon Hill (US Marine Hospital)
Portfolio | Fred Hutch Cancer Center Clinic Expansion - Building H (formerly SCCA)
Beating the odds
Build a mechanical and plumbing system for a state-of-the-art cancer care facility that is safe for critically ill and immune deficient patients.
Portfolio | Wellfound Behavioral Health
A step forward
This 120-bed inpatient behavioral health facility is a referral point for nine hospitals in the south Puget Sound incorporating comprehensive outpatient programs and a large crisis stabilization unit designed to observe patients up to 72 hours.
Portfolio | MultiCare Covington Expansion
Care you can believe in
A four-story building connected to the emergency department for easy access to critical care.
Portfolio | MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
A welcoming environment
As the first hospital in Washington State to achieve LEED Silver, Good Samaritan puts the patient and family at the center of care in an environmentally friendly and welcoming setting.
Portfolio | Overlake Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit
An environment for healing
Overlake opens the doors to a reimagined state-of-the-art behavioral health facility—Project FutureCare’s phase three of five is complete.
Portfolio | Swedish Issaquah Medical Center
Building healthy tomorrows
UMC created highly efficient mechanical systems for the most energy efficient hospital in the nation.
Portfolio | Overlake Project FutureCare New East Tower
Enhancing healthcare for future generations
Overlake Project FutureCare's new East Tower brings best-in-class, modern healthcare options to the growing Eastside.
UMC recognizes that hospitals care for the most vulnerable people in their most vulnerable time. We partner with clients to understand and execute their vision, goals and concerns, and create a specialized plan to determine the best measures for operational efficiency.
We respect your time & budget
We see each project as an opportunity to transform an environment in ways that enhance its operations and support the well-being of the people inside. We bring together subtle nuances with innovative ideas, groundbreaking technologies, and resilient project teams to create spaces that feel as good as they look.
Preconstruction + Solution Development
Building Automation + Facility Analytics
Compliance as a Service
WA State Energy Code Compliance
Fire/Life Safety Testing
Transition to Occupancy
Our practical experience working in critical environments where maintaining physical environment variables such as temperature, pressure, humidity, and air exchanges rate are required for patient safety assures you of UMC’s ability to successfully complete any healthcare project.
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)
- Medical Office Buildings (MOB)
- Behavioral Health
- USP 797/800 Compliant Pharmacies
- Urgent Care
Ideas put to work
"This is innovation at its best. Not only does the prefabricated riser support framing system we developed allow our workers to be safer, but it also saves time and money on healthcare projects which ultimately turns into dollars spent on patients and patient safety. UMC's safety, quality and efficiency on vertical installations all improved when we started manufacturing these openings."
MATT MIFFLIN, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT
Patient safety & continuous improvement
Our commitment to continuous improvement is the bedrock of UMC’s culture. We recognize that creating a just culture that prioritizes ‘humble inquiry’ and emotional safety is every day work. This is how UMC avoids making the same mistake twice and fosters alignment with best practices in the physical environment. By 2023 100% of UMC employees working on healthcare accounts will be ASHE PEW certified. We have been recognized for dozens of safety awards including AGC of WA 1st Place Safety Excellence, AGC Build Washington Safety Excellence, AGC of WA Grand Award, MCAA 1st Place National Safety Excellence, among others.
- HELP3: Propriety 10-week Healthcare Facility Program
- ASHE: Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker (PEW)
WSSHE Awards Martin Clinton Business Partner of the Year Award
Martin Clinton, UMC’s Building Performance Services Manager was awarded the Business Partner of the Year award for his involvement on WSSHE’s education committee, encouraging member involvement, presenting and co-presenting, and assisting in various roundtables.Jessica Bobinac Communications Manager
Patients First: Protecting Patients Through UMC’s HELP3 Training Program
UMC’s teams recognize that there is a significant difference between working on an office building verses a healthcare buildings, especially in occupied spaces.Matt Mifflin General Superintendent
Flexibility and collaboration: How teamwork paved the way for an innovative health care project
Published in Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Overlake FutureCare special section, Bryan Eppler writes on the team attributes that led to a successful project during complicated times.Sandy Chapin Marketing & Communications Director
Featured in the Seattle DJC's Special Section: Healthcare/Biotech
Don’t ignore new compliance requirements. The Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard clock is ticking; are health care organizations ready?Martin Clinton Building Performance Services Manager
Healthcare with Purpose: a Q&A with Camilla Yamada
Camilla shares her thoughts on how healthcare projects differ from other markets, what she enjoys about her role and her joy as a mother of an active 11-year-old.Camilla Yamada Healthcare Market Lead
Leveraging COVID Momentum for Building Performance in Healthcare Facilities
While COVID taxed hospital facilities' efforts to maintain homeostasis, it also created momentum and urgency around ventilation that engineering can use to implement mitigations and improve systems.Camilla Yamada Healthcare Market Lead
Understanding the Requirements and Application Process for WA's Clean Building Standards Early Adopter Incentive
Watch this short summary of the Washington Early Adopter Incentive for Clean Building Standards to help understand its requirements and how to apply.Martin Clinton Building Performance Services Manager