September 08, 2011

Barton Malow Completes Phase 1 of the St. Joseph's Women's Hospital NICU

Tampa, FL – Construction Management firm Barton Malow Company has just celebrated the grand opening of Phase 1 of the St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital NICU, a 125,000 SF new 5-story, 3-phase addition to the St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa.

Phase I of the facility, designed by HKS Architects, features the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center on the first floor, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the second and third floors, Mom/Baby private rooms and primary nursery space on the fourth floor, and private medical/surgical impatient rooms on the fifth. Fifth floor is the same as 4th floor. The new tower offers 64 new NICU beds, each equipped in their own private suite, designed for parents to stay with their newborns 24 hours a day. With the average stay in the NICU at 18 days, the new environment enables parents to effectively interact with their baby, and should aid in reducing that time by providing the ultimate healing environment for premature babies.

The project was a huge success for the entire team, as construction took place a mere 12 feet from the existing and fully occupied NICU. Phase II and III will be the demolition of the existing NICU and the construction of a new entrance, administration and connection to the new NICU. The project is scheduled for a summer 2012 completion.