Jacksonville, FL - The Haskell Company has been awarded the design-build contract to complete $44.2 million in additions and renovations to Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Haskell will design and build the Florence A. De George Pavilion, a three-story, 75,000-square-foot hospital addition to be added to the existing hospital as well as renovate more than 50,000 square feet of the hospital on multiple floors and departments.
“The demand for the specialized healthcare Jupiter Medical Center provides is outpacing our capacity within our existing facility and we believe this is an opportune time to expand and renovate the hospital,” said John Couris, CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “As we expand our services to meet the growing needs of the community, we will maintain our reputation for clinical excellence and continue to strive toward our goal of becoming a Top 100 hospital in the United States.”
The first floor of the Florence A. De George Pavilion will include an entrance lobby, new executive offices, a cafeteria, kitchen and dining room, and a coffee shop. The second floor of the addition will house a new obstetrics unit with eight labor and delivery rooms, 15 postpartum rooms, two Cesarean birth and delivery rooms, a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a holding nursery and miscellaneous support services.
The third floor will include 28 private orthopedic and neurological patient rooms with a rehabilitation gymnasium. Haskell will also construct a new 9,000-square-foot Raso Education Center and upgrade the campus central energy plant.
Major renovations to more than 50,000 square feet of the existing Jupiter Medical Center will occur simultaneously with new construction. The renovations will take place on several floors and departments within the facility and will include a new entrance to the current hospital.
Construction on the new additions and renovations at Jupiter Medical Center will begin in the fall of 2011 and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2013.
“We are honored to be selected as the design-build firm to help Jupiter Medical Center meet the needs of its patients and expand its services,” said Paul Tyler, president of Haskell’s Commercial Group, which includes the company’s award-winning Healthcare Division recently named by Modern Healthcare magazine as the No. 1 Healthcare Facility Design-Builder in the United States. “Our proven design-build delivery process will allow us to stay on time and budget as we construct and renovate the hospital’s facilities. It is our goal to create a modern hospital that delivers the best healthcare services efficiently and effectively to Jupiter Medical Center’s patients.”
Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the commercial, industrial and civic infrastructure markets. With more than $550 million in annual revenue and 1,500 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico.