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Hospital chooses team for $225M facility

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  • | 3:54 p.m. November 24, 2017
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VENICE — The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board selected Flad Architects and Gilbane Building Co. to design and build its new $225 million 65-acre hospital campus in Venice.

According to a press release, the architecture and general contracting firms were ranked No. 1 after a series of public selection meetings in November.

“We evaluated proposals from more than a dozen highly qualified firms and believe we have assembled the best team for this project,” says Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO David Verinder in a statement.

The board's unanimous vote will allow hospital staff to begin working with the firms on pre-construction and design plans. The heath system is waiting on Florida's final order on its Certificate-of-Need application, a statement says.

Flad and Gilbane will work with the hospital and capital program management firm Hammes Co. to begin creating a master plan for the site.

The Laurel Road campus will include a 315,000-square-foot, 90-bed acute care hospital with a 20-bed observation unit and 25-room emergency care center. It will have medical, surgical, intensive care and obstetrical units as well as outpatient services and a medical office building.

Flad Architects is based in Wisconsin. Its national and Tampa-based teams completed master plans for UF Health/Shands' main campus and satellite facilities in Gainesville, Lee Health's satellite hospital in Estero and St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Gilbane is based in Rhode Island and has a Sarasota division. According to a press release, nationally the firm has completed more than 275 health care construction projects in the past 10 years.


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