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Turner Reaches Milestone on $323 Million Virtua West Jersey Replacement Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has topped out the $323 million state-of-the-art Greenfield replacement hospital for Virtua Health. Turner is serving as the construction manager for the project that is scheduled for completion in 2011.

The 690,000-sq.-ft. hospital will incorporate advanced technologies in order to ensure quality clinical services and patient safety, an assurance of privacy, set in a healing environment. Upon completion, the facility will feature an eight-story, 364,000 sq. ft. inpatient pavilion containing 360 beds, and a five-story, 298,000 sq. ft. support services building.

The building's layout is designed to increase hospital efficiency, enabling the healthcare staff to spend more time with patients. The facility will also incorporate new digital technologies, including computerized patient rooms with beds that monitor patient vital signs, the ability to convert rooms to intensive care units and the use of electronic medical records.

The hospital's design and commitment to promote healing extends to the campus grounds as well. The new Greenfield replacement hospital campus will feature ponds, fountains and landscaped areas adjacent to the buildings and walkways that lead through the campus gardens. In addition, the site's existing natural wetlands will be preserved, further enhancing the campus environment.

"We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Virtua Health over the last five years, culminating in our selection to build this magnificent new facility," said Michael J. Kuntz, Vice President and Regional General Manager of Turner Construction Company. "We are proud to be chosen as the builder to construct this state-of-the-art hospital that will serve the South Jersey community for decades to come."

About Turner

Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in all major segments of the building construction field. During 2008, Turner completed $10.7 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's website at

About Virtua Health

Virtua Health is a comprehensive, multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ. Its mission is to deliver a world class patient experience through its programs of excellence in cancer treatment, cardiology, orthopaedics, women's health, pediatrics, surgery, neuroscience and wellness. A non-profit organization, Virtua employs almost 8,000 clinical and administrative personnel, and 1,800 physicians serve as medical staff members. Virtua has distinguished itself as one of the first Six Sigma/Lean organizations in healthcare, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations such as GE Healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. It has been honored twice with the New Jersey Governor's Award for Clinical Excellence and recognized with the Leadership Award for Outstanding Achievement by Voluntary Hospitals of America. Virtua has been honored as the #1 Best Employer in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal for three consecutive years and has been entered into its Best Employer Hall of Fame. For more information, visit our website at or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).

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