Construction Operating Room

By Hannah Wallace October 31, 2010

Energy Plant

$64-million, three-story heating, cooling and electrical production plant

Built to withstand Category 3 storm

Local construction employees: 131

Completed Sept. 2009*

Courtyard Tower

$186-million, nine-story high-rise replacing 220 beds in older wings

70 percent private rooms

Includes labor and delivery, a 32-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and surgical rooms

Local construction employees: 161

Expected completion: Winter of 2012-2013

Critical Care Tower

A two-floor expansion of existing four-floor surgery tower 

Includes new operating rooms, hemodialysis, sterile unit and pedestrian bridge to the south parking garage

Expected completion: 2011

*All buildings designed by Gresham Smith & Partners, Tampa, and constructed by Skanska USA, Tampa.

Healthy Growth

“It’s not every day you build something of this magnitude. The campus improvements represent the largest construction project at the hospital in half a century. Despite a challenging economy, the hospital has worked hard to improve its financial performance in recent years, allowing us to invest in meaningful changes. By replacing the oldest wings on our campus, we will be able to equip our hospital, physicians and staff with the latest technology and safety features while providing spacious private rooms and a comfortable, healing environment for our patients.”—Gwen MacKenzie, CEO, Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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