"Patient privacy and comfort are priorities in the new hospital design," Zechman said. "It's going to be a great environment in which to work, receive medical care and learn about ways to stay healthy through educational programs for our community."
The regional medical campus will include a large trauma helipad to enable the efficient transfer of a patient to a local trauma center or another specialized center. The helipad also will be utilized for evacuating injured patients during an emergency or natural disaster in the region.
"The new hospital campus will establish a new healthcare destination for the Glades region," said Dwight D. Chenette, the Health Care District's Chief Executive Officer. "This project is just one example of the Health Care District's commitment to providing access to quality healthcare for Palm Beach County residents."
In February 2006, the Health Care District Board approved a plan to
construct the new hospital. In June of that year, former Governor Jeb Bush
and his Cabinet approved the state-owned land to be used for medical
purposes and authorized the lease of the land to the Health Care District.
Michael J. Gates, the Senior Development Executive for the Health Care
District, leads the project delivery team consisting of:
-- Gresham Smith and Partners (Planning, Architecture and Interior Design)
-- Skanska U.S.A. Building, Inc. (Preconstruction Services, Construction
-- TLC Engineering (IT and M.E.P. Engineering)
-- Miller Legg Engineering (Civil Engineering and Landscaping)
-- Mitchell Associates (Equipment Planning
|SOURCE Health Care District of Palm Beach County|
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