JUPITER, FL – Haskell celebrated the “topping out” of the Florence A. De George Pavilion, the 81,000 square-foot, three-story, 44-bed addition for Jupiter Medical Center. “Topping out” is a major construction milestone, marking the placement of the last structural element in the building.
The Florence A. De George Pavilion includes a new dining facility on the ground floor that will serve the entire hospital as well as the new addition. The second and third floors are dedicated to the Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center and Florence A. De George Children’s & Women’s Healthcare Services, respectively. The event marked a significant milestone in the delivery of the new hospital addition. The addition will allow Jupiter Medical Center to continue their tradition of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of Jupiter and the surrounding region.
“Haskell has been an outstanding partner. They are transparent, collaborative and innovative. They are delivering a truly transformational project for our Medical Center, and they are doing it with a great deal of sophistication, focus and dedication,” said John D. Couris, President & CEO of Jupiter Medical Center.
Nearly 200 invited guests – including hospital physicians and team members, leadership and community leaders – were invited to sign the final beam in a rainbow of colors before it was put in place. In keeping with a long-standing tradition of the topping out ceremony, the beam carried with it an evergreen tree and an American flag.
“This is an exciting time for the hospital and everyone in the community. Haskell is honored to be providing fully integrated (design and construction) services on this project and helping Jupiter Medical Center continue to provide the highest quality of healthcare to patients at this facility,” said Jim Eaton, Vice President of Haskell’s Healthcare Division.