Expansion project on the largest hospital in Miami begins

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The largest hospital in Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, is set to get an expansion with the construction of new emergency center. The project broken ground this week on the nonprofit medical hospital which receives an average of 120,000 emergency department patient visits annually. The construction work will also encompass the relocation and installation of underground utilities to support the larger medical building. The Jackson project will enable the expanding health system to treat patients faster. Additionally, it will reduce wait times to better serve its growing patient population in South Florida.

The Project Team

Skanska has been contracted for US$90 million to manage construction of the project. Award-winning global architecture firm HKS designed the approximately 130,000-square-foot facility. In addition, the facility which is located in the busiest emergency department within Miami-Dade County. It will include 207 new rooms, inclusive of 50 observation rooms and seven patient rooms. Further, the whole expansion project is expected to be completed in 2027.

Timelines on the expansion of the largest hospital in Miami

The new emergency department expansion is expected to be delivered in 2025. Meanwhile, the renovation to the existing emergency department totaling about 45,000 square feet will be completed in 2027. “As a leader in healthcare construction in Florida, Skanska has built a strong partnership with Jackson delivering several healthcare construction projects in the past. This project will be critical to serving the growing healthcare needs of the Miami community. We hope the emergency department renovation and expansion will have a lasting impact in helping to provide medical services to residents and visitors who rely on Jackson Health for life-saving procedures and world-class health care,” said Bob Kramer, Vice President and Account Manager for Skanska’s Florida building operations.

The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Late last year, Skanska USA also announced the completion of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, located in Downtown Orlando. The healthcare center was completed in two phases. The first phase encompassed the delivery of a six-story, medical office pavilion boasting 12 cutting-edge operating rooms. It also had the latest advancements in medical technology. Moreover, it includes imaging services such as an ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with augmented reality. A 62-exam room clinic, also housed in the pavilion, offers walk-in orthopedic care along with a physical therapy space featuring sports simulators for athletes. Phase two included a seven-story facility featuring the state’s first orthopedic hospital with 10 additional operating rooms. Additionally, 75 inpatient smart rooms and a bioskills lab.

Skanska to Build $187M Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute |  www.usa.skanska.com

The hospital was designed by Page Southerland Page Inc, a well-known architecture firm. “Deeply ingrained in the communities it serves, Skanska is committed to revolutionizing healthcare construction by delivering innovative facilities that cater to the unique needs and demands of the local community,” said Tracy Hunt, senior vice president of Skanska’s Florida operations. “Further, as the Central Florida region continues to expand, the need for new, additional healthcare facilities or improvements to existing systems is critical. Skanska looks forward to continuing its role in improving Florida’s healthcare sector.”

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