New Baptist Hospital Campus Update November 2022
As part of the new Baptist Hospital campus, the Bear Family Foundation Health Center is just one of the ways we are increasing easy access to a wide array of health care services for our community. Located adjacent to the hospital, the first floor of the six-story BFFHC is home to our infusion center, outpatient lab, imaging and women’s imaging, radiation and medical oncology. The retail pharmacy will offer the convenience of having prescriptions filled on site. Services provided on the second floor include pre-optimization and pre-surgery consult, bariatric weight loss and cardiac rehab. Upper floors offer office space for primary care and specialty care physician practices as well as our wound care center. The new campus is set to open next September. Here are some highlights of the work underway:
- Four of the 12 elevators have been installed.
- Drywall is being installed, and painting is underway throughout the building.
- Cabinetry installation continues on floors 1-5.
- Tile installation on floors 1-4 continues.
- Installation of soft flooring, which includes sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and vinyl
plank flooring, is underway on floors 1-3.
Central Energy Plant
- Medical gas storage tank installation is complete.
Bear Family Foundation Health Center
- Interior buildout continues on all floors.
- Drywall hanging has begun on floor 6.
- Cabinetry installation is underway.
- Tile flooring is complete on floors 1 and 2, and installation on floors 3 and 4 is ongoing.
- Plumbing fixtures are being installed on floors 2-4.
Behavioral Health Unit
- Under-slab plumbing and electrical is complete.
- Building foundations are complete.
- Steel structure installation begins.
- Exterior wall panel installation begins.
- Colored concrete sidewalks are nearing completion in the town square.
- Pavers and planters have been installed in the Café Garden.
- Grading and concrete at the main driveway has begun.
Workforce and Economic Impact
- Nearly 700 workers are on site on any given day.
- $19.5 million has been paid in construction wages to the local economy since
- More than half of the workforce is local or minority.
- Efforts to recruit more local and minority workers continue.
Keep up with the progress of our new campus project by viewing videos and photos of the construction site online at ebaptisthealthcare.org/Transforming-Baptist/new-campus/images-and-videos or by scanning the QR code provided.