Robins & Morton Tops Out Gloria Drummond Patient Tower at Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Construction firm Robins & Morton and Baptist Health South Florida marked the topping out of the Gloria Drummond Patient Tower at Boca Raton Regional Hospital on April 26.

The topping out ceremony represents a significant milestone with the placement of the final steel beam, signifying the structural completion of the project.

Once complete in 2025, the new nine-story patient tower will include all-private patient rooms, surgical suites, and critical care units, leveraging the latest in healthcare technologies and design principles that foster healing environments. It will also house the Michelle and Michael Hagerty Center for Graduate Medical Education, more than doubling the hospital’s existing education space and helping recruit and retain top medical school graduates.

The tower will encompass more than 427,000 square feet and will expand the hospital to more than 1.08 million square feet. The buildout consists of 20 new operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms with ceiling-mounted IMRIS, one hybrid MRI, a radiology suite, a public bistro, doctors’ dining, a pharmacy, an intensive care unit (ICU), medical-surgical beds, and a new grand entrance with large canopy, skylights, and fountains.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Topping Out

The project is pursuing both a LEED certification and WELL certification. That will make it one of the first hospital facilities in Florida to receive WELL certification, a performance-based global standard for certifying health and well-being in the built environment.

Robins & Morton is also nearly complete with the new two-story, 39,000-square-foot central energy plant (CEP) that will support the campus-wide expansions and renovations.

“This transformative project presents the opportunity to create a future-ready healthcare facility that prioritizes the health and wellness of both the South Florida community and the environment,” Robins & Morton Operations Manager Johnathan Peavy said. “Reaching this construction milestone is not just a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication but also a step closer to delivering a project that will serve the growing Boca Raton area for generations to come.”

Robins & Morton is the general contractor for the project. HKS is the architect.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Topping Out