When checking into a hospital room, some patients might "check out" the bed controls or TV remote. These days, patients at Mount Carmel New Albany in Ohio are more likely to check out the imitation slate roof above the two-story facility.
In May of 2015 the hospital had a new Bellaforté Slate roof in Smokey Gray installed. Housing 60 patient rooms and eight operating rooms, Mount Carmel New Albany specializes in outpatient and inpatient orthopedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal care. The 117,668 square feet of the hospital are now topped by DaVinci Roofscapes roofing tiles that add both an element of aesthetic appeal and safety to the structure.
Bellaforté Slate and synthetic shake roofing tiles are ideal for commercial structures like hotels, restaurants and hospitals. The composite roofing has achieved a Class A Rating for fire retardance in the ASTME E 108 fire test and withstands straight line winds up to 110 mph in the ASTM D 3161 test. The polymer roof tiles also resist impact, severe weather conditions and wind-driven rain. (See Tests Done on Bellaforté Slate)
Next time you're "checking in" to a hospital, look up … and first check out the roof!