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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Construction Project Means New Hospital Jobs

While many industries across the nation are practically bleeding jobs, the healthcare sector has continued to provide new employment opportunities. Despite this, hospital jobs have struggled in some areas as a result of a lack of funds. This means that any news of large scale hiring occurring in these facilities is a rather big deal for this area of employment in the sector.

According to a recent press release, Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN just signed a $88.8 million worth of contracts in Janesville, Wisconsin for designing and building onto existing hospitals in the area. This, of course, means new healthcare jobs after the facilities are completed.

After these two projects are completed they will make way for 500 new hospital jobs. Aside from these direct positions, the facilities will create indirect jobs and bring money to an area where the economy has been struggling for some time.

Of the $88.8 million, one contract is for $53.9 million and is for St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital with SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, Inc. and another is for $34.9 million with Dean Janesville Clinic with Dean Health Systems, Inc. Both of the projects are expected to begin in the third quarter of the year and should be completed sometime during the latter part of 2011.

The St. Mary’s project will take place on the new medical campus, which is located at the I90/I39 and Hwy 11 interchange in Janesville. The hospital design plans says that it will be a 160,000 square foot facility with special attention placed on creating spaces that are geared toward patient, caregiver, and family interactions. Upon completion it will be a multi-story facility including; 50 private patient rooms, an ER, imaging, laboratory, intensive care unity, six operating rooms, family birthing center, a sleep study center, administrative offices, a dinning area and an entry lobby.

The Dean Clinic will be four stories, focusing on outpatient care. Altogether it will be 150,000 square feet including; retail spaces, an urgent care center, a primary care center, a specialty care, an eye care center, a mental health facility, a pharmacy and several other important spaces.

Together these facilities will guarantee that better health care is available to the residents of Janesville, WI.

"We are very excited to be working with two healthcare systems so dedicated to bringing the highest level of quality, integrated delivery, innovation and patient focused care to the market," said Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN’s president Scott Ransom in the recent press release.
In order to come up with the plans and design for both the hospital and clinic projects, Cogdell collaborated with Shepley Bulfinch of Boston, MA.

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