General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie was recently awarded the contract for a $15.8-million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center located in Jackson.
The five-level, 517-space parking deck will support the UMMC Pediatrics Tower, which the contractor is also building. The seven-story, 360,000-square-foot tower is adjacent to Batson Children’s Hospital.
The parking deck is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.
The adjacent hospital expansion, which includes 88 private neonatal intensive care rooms, additional space for surgery and pediatric intensive care, an imaging center designed for children and an outpatient clinic, will be completed in fall 2020.
The new tower and its components will accommodate 30-40 percent more outpatient treatments, 40 percent more surgeries and double the access to imaging services, according to Guy Giesecke, CEO of Children’s of Mississippi, the umbrella organization that includes Batson Children’s Hospital and all UMMC pediatric care. The addition will also provide an improved overall environment and less waiting time for patients.