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Institutional | TURNER CONSTRUCTION - METHODIST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EXPANSION
TURNER'S WORK ON METHODIST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CONTINUES ITS SUCCESS IN MEMPHIS, TENN.
Turner Construction -
Me odist University
* Location: Memphis, Tenn.
"Me odist is making an investment in tate-of- e-art technology at will elevate hea h
care for Mid-Sou erners and
e Mid-Sou ." - Jeff Liebman,
CEO, Me odist University Hospital
Construction has completed several
major hospital projects since it established its
Memphis, Tenn., office in 2006.
urner Construction has a long
history of completing successful
healthcare projects in the Memphis, Tenn., region. The company
first started working in the area in 1986,
when it built an expansion at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The contractor opened an office in
Memphis in 2006. The office's first project,
a 103,000-square-foot facility for the Memphis Mental Health Institute, was completed
Since then, Turner Construction has
completed several projects for healthcare
organizations including Baptist Memorial
Healthcare and Methodist Le Bonheur
Healthcare. The latter client has contracted Turner for projects including office
buildings and the Methodist Olive Branch
Hospital in Olive Branch, Miss.
The contractor in 2016 broke ground on
its newest project for Methodist Le Bon-
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heur Healthcare: a $275 million campus
expansion project at Methodist University
Hospital in Memphis. The project includes
a new patient tower and 700-space parking
garage. Work is slated for completion in
"We are thrilled to be awarded such a
prestigious project that we know will make
a difference in the lives of the patients
seeking treatment within the community,"
Patrick Johnston, head of Turner Construction's Memphis office, said in a press release
announcing the project.
The 440,000-square-foot tower is designed
to improve the hospital's overall patient
care experience. The tower will allow the
hospital to consolidate oncology, transplant
and outpatient programs, as well as other
hospital departments. This will increase
efficiency for medical staff and caregivers
as well as improve healthcare for patients,
family and visitors by making those departments more accessible, the hospital says.
"Methodist is making an investment in
state-of-the-art technology that will elevate
health care for Mid-Southerners and the
Mid-South," Methodist University Hospital
CEO Jeff Liebman said in a press release. "By
providing the most advanced technology,
we are assisting physicians and surgeons in
their drive to provide the best level of care
for their patients."
The new tower will feature large private
rooms that will provide patients and their
families with a comfortable environment.
Turner Construction is building the
new tower of top of Methodist University
Hospital's existing emergency department,
which the company completed in 2015.
Turner Construction is not permitted to
disturb the hospital's regular operations,
the hospital says.
The firm also will use building information modeling (BIM) to generate a 3-D
model of the building, which it will update
to identify any potential conflicts, it says.
The new tower is part of a building master
plan that Methodist University Hospital
says will "push it further along its journey
toward being one of the top academic hospitals in the country."