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Architectural firm and general contractor announced for $50 million project

Special to Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 9, 2013 at 05:02 PM

The expansion and renovation will add approximately 70,000 new square feet with an additional existing 30,000 square feet planned for renovation. 50 percent of the beds will be private. The additional capacity was needed to meet the growing demand for beds and surgical volumes.

Gould Turner Group, Inc. of Nashville, Tn., has been chosen as the architect for Oak Hill Hospital's $50 million, 100,000 square foot construction project. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, also of Nashville, 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 will include 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 and a new parking lot for patients, guests and families.

The expansion and renovation will add approximately 70,000 new square feet with an additional existing 30,000 square feet planned for renovation. 50 percent of the beds will be private. The additional capacity was needed to meet the growing demand for beds and surgical volumes.

With this new addition the hospital will have 270 acute care beds, which would make it the largest facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties.

The expansion will feature the very latest developments in healthcare technology for the operating rooms, endoscopy suites, recovery room, anesthesia and laboratory.

The project includes an additional non-invasive cardiology and laboratory support, plus 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) had released a report on the project's 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, concluded that upon completion the expansion will create an additional 71 permanent jobs.

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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