Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Confined sites are usually a given in urban projects. The site for Wolfson Children’s Hospital was one such logistical juggling act. A parking structure, energy plant, and other buildings, many of which required continual access by patients, visitors and employees, surrounded the new hospital site. Getting the new center completed safely and well built was paramount — so the hospital turned to Haskell for construction management services.
The hospital provides the most up-to-date care for children in 92 beds ranging from pediatric intensive care to medical/surgical. Value engineering on the project played an important role in the cost efficient delivery of this facility. Elevated walkways and underground connectors join every children’s hospital department to central services and administration at Baptist Medical Center, saving an estimated $3.5 million in annual operation and staffing costs.
As construction manager, Haskell controlled costs and maintained scheduling for the construction and renovations. The result is an impressive, leading-edge facility. In fact, few facilities match the services for investment of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The Haskell team did an outstanding job, and I continuously heard comments from hospital management not only about your team being highly professional and skilled, but also being kind and sensitive.Larry Freeman Administrator, Wolfson Children’s Hospital