BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Construction manager Robins & Morton and architect Earl Swensson Associates recently celebrated the grand opening of The Villages Regional Hospital’s new patient tower addition on the hospital’s campus in The Villages, Florida.
The addition was 177,018 square feet of new construction, which included a vertical expansion of the new North Tower, and 28,253 square feet of renovation. The first floor expansion included three new operating rooms, 16 emergency department exam rooms, 25 pre/post-exam rooms and additions to surgery discharge, as well as the lobby. The second floor houses shell space for catheterization laboratory services, while the third floor includes 32 intensive care unit beds, consolidating all ICU beds to this floor. The medical/surgical beds are on the fourth floor and, in 2016, a 22-room rehabilitation unit will open on the fifth floor.
Robins & Morton and ESa also recently celebrated the grand opening of Poinciana Medical Center’s vertical expansion in Kissimmee, Florida, approximately 60 miles away. This project featured a 52,437-square-foot vertical addition to the hospital’s original campus. This addition increased the private patient room count from 30 to 76 and added a community classroom, expanded elevators, additional parking and cafeteria seating. Both Robins & Morton and ESa were on the team that built the original facility.
Photos of The Villages Regional Hospital by Michael Peck.