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Skanska to Overhaul Gulf Coast Medical Center

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 05 Jul 2016
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Image: Individual patient rooms at GCMC (Photo courtesy of KHSS / Skanska).
Image: Individual patient rooms at GCMC (Photo courtesy of KHSS / Skanska).
Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden) has been awarded a USD 178 million contract for the expansion and overhauling of the Lee Memorial Health System Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC) in Fort Myers (FL, USA).

The project consists of the consolidation of two hospitals, Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center (Fort Myers, FL, USA) and GCMC to one campus, and includes a new, 34,000m² building, and overhauling of 4,500m² of existing area, adding additional floors along with numerous horizontal expansions. The new 229 bed hospital will include an emergency department (ED), laboratory, radiology department, a combined med-surg department, a surgery department with 22 operating rooms, a new central energy plant, a kitchen space, a new dining facility and atrium, a pharmacy, and a 1,300 space parking structure.

The existing GCMC is a 218-bed acute-care hospital manned with 460-member medical staff and more than 1,000 employees and caters to the residents in Fort Myers and surrounding Bay County (FL, USA). The hospital also features a 42-bed critical care unit, which includes a 20-bed adult-level Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the region's only four-bed Pediatric ICU, and an 18-bed Level III neonatal ICU. GCMC also offers a cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) commission on cancer.

Skanska will claim a 89% share of the total contract value of USD 200 million, through a joint venture company that will be formed with Gates Construction (Bonita Springs, FL, USA), which will hold the remaining 11%. Skanska will begin construction work in July 2016, and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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