FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ANF Group, Inc., a South Florida based construction management firm, announced today the completion of the 170,000-square-foot Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital – the first free standing children's hospital in Broward County.
The hospital's unique 4-story building and new central energy plant is designed to earn Gold Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification, which includes environmentally friendly features that will improve performance and efficiency in the use of water, energy and other resources.
"We are incredibly proud of the successful completion of this magnificent project and are honored to have been a part of it," said Nelson Fernandez, vice president of ANF Group, Inc. "Our involvement reflects the faith and trust we have built with Memorial Healthcare System during our 18 year relationship. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the years to come."
"We selected ANF Group because of their strong healthcare experience and genuine understanding of the specialty construction elements a project of this kind needs," said Nina Beauchesne, administrator, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. "ANF has proven to be a tremendous facilitator in working through difficult design issues as the project progressed – they have been a true team player. ANF Group has proved to be a valued partner over the years and through many projects with Memorial Healthcare System."
The children's hospital displays an overall theme of "Power of Play" with each floor presenting themes of Sports, Arts, Games and Dreams. The building contains a pediatric ambulatory and laboratory facility, family resource centers, surgical services, a 24-bed inpatient unit, pediatric imaging services, an outpatient hematology/oncology center and a 24-bed inpatient hematology/oncology unit. Connecting to the building is a new Central Energy Plant, which will provide full redundancy of electrical power for seven days in case of a natural disaster and an elevated walkway joining the existing children's hospital facilities and Memorial Regional Hospital. The facility is fully hurricane protected with impact windows and walls.
ANF Group is deeply committed to supporting the communities in which they work. The firm has made a tremendous effort over the years to help raise funds for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation, most recently raising $500,000 for the hospital through the organization of the annual ANF Group Tour de Broward. Additionally, the firm supports other organizations including The United Way of Broward, Hispanic Unity of Florida, The American Diabetes Association and The Boys and Girls Clubs, among others.
About ANF Group
ANF Group, Inc. is a South Florida based construction management firm with 30 years of experience. They are considered an industry leader in the commercial and education construction arena and have played a vital role in the highly specialized niche of healthcare construction with expertise in working on active campuses, bio-medical laboratory work and clean rooms. They have built their outstanding reputation with hard work, by building lasting long-term relationships with their clients and by understanding the agility needed to adapt to the ever changing construction industry. ANF Group was named one of the "Best Places To Work" by the South Florida Business Journal. For more information on ANF Group, Inc. and the construction of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital visit www.anfgroup.com.
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