By HCO Staff
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Brasfield & Gorrie and Baptist Health Care celebrated the topping out of the new Baptist Health Care campus currently under construction at I-110 and Brent Lane Feb. 24.
The topping out of a new construction project is a major milestone in the building process that occurs when the structure reaches its full height and the last piece of structure, often a steel beam, is put in place. It signifies the completion of the framework of the building.
Baptist Health Care leaders and other special guests joined Brasfield & Gorrie leaders and nearly 1,000 construction crew members on site for a brief program that recognized the significance of the day and celebrated the accomplishment. Following the program, guests watched as the last steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of the new acute care hospital and set into place. The beam was signed by team members, volunteers, visitors, construction workers and others.
The new $636 million Baptist Health Care campus represents the largest investment in a health care facility in Northwest Florida history. This new 57-acre centrally located campus is designed to be a calm, peaceful, patient- centered environment of care for those we serve. It includes a 10-story acute care hospital, the six-story Bear Family Foundation Health Center and a freestanding behavioral health unit. An innovative, convenient, safe and compassionate place to provide and receive care, the new campus will incorporate modern efficiencies in a healing environment that prioritizes patient experience and safety; quality and efficiency; technology integration; flexible and adaptable areas with room for growth; healthy, sustainable buildings; and beautiful settings.
The new Baptist Health Care campus is expected to open in fall 2023.