Project Spotlight

West Penn Hosptial

Radiology Master Plan Phase 3

The Master Plan project is being delivered through a partnership with DesignGroup and HF Lenz utilizing the design-build method. The overall project consists of the total renovation of approximately 35,000 SF of existing Radiology space at West Penn Hospital. The project also consists of a two-story addition on the roof of the Central Sterile Department to allow for the expansion of the Radiology Department as well as future expansion of the O.R. Suite. The 3rd phase of this project included the addition of a 2nd Interventional Radiology (IR) procedure room and expanded its patient holding capabilities by adding eight new holding bays. Phase 3 also added a new storage room that was sized for a new procedure room in the future, if needed. The area adjacent to the new rooms was also fitted out with clean/dirty regulatory rooms, reading rooms for physicians, a consult room, and new bathrooms for both staff and patients.

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Tom Stanko

Associate Principal/ Project Manager


Tom graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Architecture. He is a member of the AIA, AIA-MBA and ACHA. Tom is an Associate Principal and Project Manager in the DesignGroup- Pittsburgh office. DesignGroup is a fifty plus person Architecture firm with offices in Columbus and Pittsburgh. They specialize in Healthcare and Higher Education design, but also do work in the Civil/Cultural, Libraries and Workplace industries. Tom and his wife Susan live in Moon Township and have two wonderful daughters, Maddie who is a Pharmacist in the residency program at UPMC St. Margaret and Emily who is heading to the University of Kentucky to work on achieving her Masters in Sports Psychology. DesignGroup and MBM have a strong history, partnering on projects like the multi-year, multi-phased West Penn Hospital Radiology Master Plan.

What has your experience been like working with MBM on the WPH Radiology Master Plan and other projects?

I have been fortunate to work with MBM for over 30 years now (I spent many Saturday mornings working on project details with Jerry Turk when I was with my previous firm). At a young age Danny helped me understand a level of trust that not all contractors embrace and Matt has certainly carried that mentality forward. Having this long-term partnership in place lets a complex multi-phase, multi-year project such as the Radiology Master Plan at West Penn Hospital run smoothly and allows for a higher level of confidence so we can troubleshoot issues when they arise.

To date what has been the largest challenge with the WPH Radiology Master Plan project?

It has been a great project to be a part of and certainly a nice learning experience for younger staff. The core team has been consistent throughout. Mark Kinney, Brad Cole and Nick Malaskovitz (WPH Construction Management team) are constantly monitoring the project with their team, our design consultants HF Lenz and Taylor Structural Engineers have been great partners throughout, the Imaging Institute team has been involved from the beginning, and of course MBM (Matt Brown and Mike Debo) has maintained weekly meetings since 2019 to make sure we are always on the same page. It wasn’t without heartburn at times but no real challenges that we haven’t been able to overcome.

What have you learned from the WPH Radiology Master Plan multi-phased planning process?

Without a doubt having the right team in place and maintaining constant coordination makes for a much easier and successful project. DesignGroup wrote an article about this very subject earlier on in the project. Here is a link to the article.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you… 

I was tabbed best hair in High School, I like heavy metal music, and my first project site visit as an architectural intern was to St. Clair Hospital with MBM’s very own Harry Brown. 

Team MBM

Jodi Hoffmann

Project Accountant

MBM Contracting

Jodi is a new member of the MBM Accounting team. Prior to this role, she worked at First National Bank for eight years as the Assistant Branch Manager. Jodi and her husband, Bob (a Project Manager at MBM) have been married for 20 years this March! They have two sons, Teo who is a Senior and Dominic who is a Junior at Keystone Oaks High School. They also have a daughter, Jaylen who graduated from John Carroll University last May and is working for UPMC as a Financial Analyst. Jodi is a welcomed addition to MBM!

What do you like about working at MBM so far?

The work environment is so welcoming and truly feels like family.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I love to shop, pretty sure I am addicted to TIK TOK SHOP, and spending time with the family (maybe not in that order).

Best vacation you’ve been on?

Any vacation with the kids and husband. Every year we go to Myrtle Beach, I would say that’s my “happy place".

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

At home, in my pj’s sitting on the couch, watching my TIK TOK, while the children go grocery shopping, cook, do the laundry, wash dishes and anything else that would need done around the house!

Favorite family tradition?

New Years Eve, everyone at my house celebrating and banging Pots and Pans at midnight!

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

I have 7 tattoos, I helped save a person’s life, and I was class clown in High School.

Annual MBM Chili Cook Off

Congratulations Bryan Brown on his first ever win as the MBM Chili Champion! Bryan beat the delicious competition with his surprisingly very tasty vegan chili.

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