Fishermen’s Community Hospital Features Impact-Resistance Design, Flood Barriers

Baptist Health South Florida’s new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, located in Marathon, Florida, is now complete. The project team included construction firm Robins & Morton and architect NELSON Worldwide. 

The two-story, 37,330-square-foot facility includes nine emergency treatment rooms, eight patient rooms, three chemo treatment rooms and replaces the hospital destroyed during Hurricane Irma in 2017. Fishermen’s Community Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with emergency care, intensive care and rehabilitation and laboratory services. It now offers surgical services, endoscopy, oncology care, imaging, biotherapy and hydration and transfusion care.

Because of the powerful hurricanes that impact the Middle Keys, the new hospital sits at a higher elevation and features an impact-resistant design, with a strong core of durable tilt-wall concrete. Removable flood barriers are also a part of the design to keep storm surge out of the building.

Photo credit: Miami In Focus.

 

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Posted July 12, 2021

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