Construction firm Robins & Morton recently completed Baptist Health South Florida’s new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon, Florida.
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.
Nelson served as the project architect and Robins & Morton served as the general contractor.
“We’re thrilled to be able to turn over the keys to Baptist Health South Florida’s Fishermen’s Community Hospital and play a small part in returning a permanent healthcare facility to Marathon,” Robins & Morton Vice President Bruce Adams said. “We recognize the monumental nature of completing this hospital and admire the resiliency of this community in their commitment to rebuild.”