Ground Broken for Baptist Health South Florida Fishermen’s Community Hospital

Baptist Health South Florida recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, in Marathon, Florida.

The project’s scope includes a complete 38,000-square-foot replacement hospital with a rooftop mechanical room. Because of the powerful hurricanes the Middle Keys face, it will be designed with an impact-resistant glazing system, a strong core of durable tilt-wall concrete and removable flood barriers to keep storm surge out of the building. Additionally, the facility will be built at a higher elevation to further combat damage in the event of flooding.

Marathon’s former hospital was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma and was shut down. In its place, a modular facility is currently in use and will remain operational throughout construction.

Construction is slated for completion in 2021.

The project team includes general contractor Robins & Morton and architect NELSON.

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Posted October 15, 2019

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