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THE LEMOINE COMPANY WORKS ON ITS THIRD MAJOR PROJECT AT A LOUISIANA HOSPITAL. BY JIM HARRIS
Institutional | THE LEMOINE COMPANY– LAFAYETTE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER EXPANSION
The Lemoine Company
recently broke ground on a
hospital expansion project.
afayette General Medical Center
(LGMC) administrators had an easy
choice when it came to deciding the
general contractor for the hospital’s
latest expansion project.
“It was easy to move forward with The
Lemoine Company because they were successful in our previous two projects,” says Marie
Lukaszeski, a project manager and interior
designer representing the Lafayette, La.-based
healthcare facility. “Lemoine knows the ins and
outs of our hospital, we are familiar with their
processes, and they are familiar with ours in
terms of patient safety and infection control.
We had a successful relationship with them
and wanted to keep that going.”
In October 2012, The Lemoine Company
broke ground on a $52.5 million expansion to
the medical center’s emergency and surgical
department. Project completion is anticipated
in fall 2014. This is the third project The
Lemoine Company has performed there since
2009, when it completed a $26 million pavilion
serving women and children and renovated
the hospital’s main lobby and entrance. The
company in 2011 completed a $70 million renovation to the interior and exterior of the hospital’s 10-story main tower.
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“We didn’t see the need to go elsewhere and
seek an alternative contractor,” Lukaszeski
says. “The Lemoine Company has been a true
partner to us throughout the design and construction process.”
The Lemoine Company has taken an active
role in planning the project, as it has worked
in conjunction with LGMC and architects
Washer Hill Lipscomb Cabaniss since its
inception and helped establish its budget.
“We went into construction with a solid
game plan,” says Wills Hover, project manager with The Lemoine Company. “We like to
think of ourselves as healthcare specialists,
and our last few projects at LGMC have given
us an opportunity to fine tune what we’re
doing on this project.”
Established in 1975, The Lemoine Company
is a general contracting and construction management firm serving the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors. The company is
headquartered in Lafayette and has full service
offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.
Meeting Modern Needs
The need for an upgraded emergency and surgical department at LGMC became clear during the tower renovation project. “We’ve seen
The Lemoine Company–
Lafayette General Medical
• Project cost: $52.5 million
• Location: Lafayette, La.
• Employees on site at peak: 200
• Scope of work: Medical facility
a vast increase in the need for emergency
services, and made a commitment to our
physicians and surgeons that we would do
something to update the way in which we
provide surgical services to our community,”
says Lukaszeski, noting the hospital was initially built in the 1960s. “We needed to design
and build a new surgical platform and expand
our emergency department to meet the growing needs of our community.”
LGMC’s emergency department sees roughly 60,000 patients annually and is one of the
five busiest emergency departments in
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