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Oak Hill Hospital Announces Architectural Firm and General Contractor

July 28, 2011

Oak Hill Hospital Announces Architectural Firm and General Contractor for $50 Million, 100,000 Sq. Ft. Construction Project

Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that it has chosen the architectural and contracting firms for its $50 million, 100,000 square foot construction project including the most advanced healthcare technology. Gould Turner Group, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee has been chosen as the project’s architect. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Nashville, Tennessee has been chosen as its general contractor. The project is now in its pre-construction phase and subcontractors will be sought, many from the immediate area.

The Oak Hill Hospital surgery and bed tower expansion project includes the following elements:

  • A two-story inpatient bed tower with 36 private rooms
  • New construction of eight additional operating room suites
  • Renovation of endoscopy suites
  • Replacement/expansion of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) area to 18 beds
  • Renovation/expansion of the Central Sterile Department
  • Power plant expansion to meet the needs of the growing hospital complex and to improve overall energy efficiency
  • New parking lot for patients, guests and families

The expansion and renovation will add approximately 70,000 new square feet. Additionally 30,000 square feet will be renovated.

With this new addition the hospital will have 270 acute care beds, clearly making it the largest facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. Fifty percentof the beds will be private. The additional capacity was needed to meet the growing demand for beds and surgical volumes.

It goes without saying that the expansion will feature the very latest developments in healthcare technology for the operating rooms, endoscopy suites, recovery room, anesthesia and laboratory. Also included in the project is additional non-invasive cardiology and laboratory support. In addition, 18 of the new beds will be the Universal beds capable of serving all levels of care needed during a stay.

Recently the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) has released a report on the projects impact of the $50 million expansion project to the Oak Hill Hospital campus. The Council’s report, which was requested by Hernando County Office of Business Development, concludes that upon completion the expansion will create an additional 71 permanent employees.

The 71 direct jobs at the hospital are estimated to generate an additional 50 induced and indirect jobs for a total of 121 jobs within Hernando County. The combined jobs created generate an average of $5.4 million of personal income annually at full capacity.

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