SOURCE: Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
VINCENNES, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Good Samaritan Hospital. Phase one of the BEACON Project is officially underway after this morning's groundbreaking on the $109 million, 200,000-square-foot, five-story, 120-bed inpatient tower. Work will also include a redesign of key healthcare service areas and upgrades to the hospital's critical engineering systems.
Hunt Construction Group, Inc. will be the construction manager alongside architect/engineer BSA LifeStructures. Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital expressed his excitement about the new expansion. "The Beacon Project is the single largest project in the 104 year history of Good Samaritan Hospital. It is an extremely exciting time for our hospital and our community. We get one chance to do this right! Therefore, we spent considerable time vetting our partners. Hunt Construction was our choice for construction manager and we have been extremely pleased with our early progress. It is all about building trusting relationships and that is where Hunt has excelled in their interactions with our hospital team."
Brent Bohan, Construction Manager with Hunt, shared his anticipation about the project saying, "We are excited to partner with Good Samaritan Hospital and BSA LifeStructures to achieve the hospital's goal of becoming a regional center of excellence for health care. Our goal is to not only build quality new facilities that provide state of the art health care, but to also build lasting relationships with our partners."
Hunt has a long history of healthcare projects nationwide including VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center in Pittsburgh, PA; LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX; and numerous others around the nation. John Manning, Vice President of Special Projects with Good Samaritan Hospital added, "Infrastructure Excellence is one of our seven strategic Beacons; Hunt Construction was selected to fulfill our strategic vision after an intense and exhaustive comparison between its competitors."
The groundbreaking ceremony concluded with the ceremonial dirt turning performed by McLin; the Good Samaritan Hospital Board of Governors, Mary Cay Martin, James Zeigler, Maridell Sargent, Ralph Jacqmain, M.D, Kevin Meyer, James Parish, and Rowe Sargent; GSH Vice President of Special Project John Manning; GSH Medical Staff President Thomas O'Rourke, M.D.; GSH Foundation Board President Helen Seirp, the 2012 GSH Employee of the Year Angie Hamilton; Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum, and Knox County Hospital Association representatives Marc McNeece and Brent Stuckey.
Hunt Construction Group is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation's Top commercial construction management/general contracting firms and is routinely ranked as a leading healthcare contractor. Since 1944, the company has been known for on-time, on-budget delivery of landmark projects. Today, Hunt Construction Group maintains a volume between $6 billion and $8 billion of work under contract nationally in a dozen different industries. For more information on Hunt Construction Group, visit http://huntconstructiongroup.com.