Robins & Morton, AdventHealth Tampa, HuntonBrady Architects, TLC Solutions, and Jacobs Program Management celebrated the structural completion of the campus’ new, six-story surgical and patient tower project on May 15.
As the country continues to navigate COVID-19 and the necessary social distancing measures, the project team wanted to recognize this monumental step in the $256 million project’s progress. The event, known as the Topping Out Ceremony, was live streamed to AdventHealth employees and project partners to ensure proper social distancing. AdventHealth Tampa CEO, Denyse Bales-Chubb, provided remarks along with Robins & Morton’s Vice President, Bruce Adams.
As the crane operator raised the structure’s final beam, virtual attendees could see the many signatures of the hospital staff and project team members scribed on its surface, symbolizing each individual’s support and contributions to the project. To date the project team has worked 429,000 total work hours and has poured 18,000 cubic yards of concrete.
Once complete, the Taneja Center for Innovative Surgery addition will total 314,000 square feet, tying into the main hospital. It will feature 100 private rooms; a 24-bed critical care unit; a 24-room surgical suite; and a new main entrance to the hospital with a two-story atrium, a lobby, a patient registration area and other support spaces. HuntonBrady Architects is serving as the project’s architect, TLC Solutions is serving as the MEP engineer, and Jacobs Program Management is serving as the hospital’s owner’s representative.
“We are so fortunate to have an amazing team of expertly-skilled and top-trained surgeons who are the most highly sought after in the medically-complex areas such as neurology, cardiology, and digestive specialties. We are excited to build on that level of expertise by adding more complex surgical specialties in a new tower that can be a place of greater hope and healing for our patients,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO of AdventHealth Tampa. “The Taneja Center for Innovative Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa will be a destination for people who need highly specialized surgical care provided by the very best surgeons and experts in their field.”
The patient tower is scheduled to complete in Fall 2021.