Five Kadean Executives Recognized As ‘Certified Healthcare Constructors’ By American Hospital Association


Furthering the company’s expertise in medical construction, four project managers and a superintendent with St. Louis-based Kadean Construction Co. have earned their certification as Healthcare Constructors by the American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC), it was announced today.

Kadean Project Managers Mitch Crews, Travis Mulder, Kevin Nesselhauf, and Joel Vidlak, and Superintendent Ron Walton were awarded the AHA-CHC certification this week, joining an elite group of just 900 healthcare construction professionals nationwide.

To earn the CHC certification, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of education and associated healthcare-specific professional experience, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and, pass the CHC Certification Examination.

Kadean Construction Co. is one of the area’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in Pre-Construction, Design-Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting. For more than 50 years, Kadean has built its reputation on quality work, honesty in business, and being a trusted partner to its subcontractors, designers, and its clients.

Its work in the St. Louis area includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit and the addition of a radiation oncology unit with traditional linear accelerator at a major cancer center in St. Peters, MO; and, similar oncology units at a major St. Louis hospital and university.

Kadean also completed construction of a proton therapy vault – the first in the world – for a major area hospital; is under contract to complete a second proton therapy vault for the same facility; and, is near completion on a major expansion and interior build-out for another major St. Louis area hospital. This is in addition to its construction of five surgical centers in Michigan, Florida, and Indiana.

The CHC examination is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge representative of practice in healthcare construction management covering Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety, Additions, and Renovations; and, Financial Stewardship.

The CHC certification program supports the community of healthcare construction professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of broad-based knowledge in healthcare construction.

In addition to its expertise and growing influence in medical construction, Kadean also has been recognized for the construction of and interior build-out at the new Amazon distribution facility in the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL; construction and interior build-out of several huge light industrial buildings at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO; and, the Kansas City Logistics Center, in Kansas City, MO.

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