Maryland Hospital Completes Large New Addition

By HCO Staff

TOWSON, Md.—Hammes Healthcare, a leading provider of consulting and project delivery services, has celebrated the completion of the new Louis and Phyllis Friedman Building at GBMC HealthCare, which opened to patients on November 14.

Hammes served as project manager and provided operational readiness services for the new 117,000-square-foot addition to GBMC’s existing hospital. The addition includes a new main entry, three-story atrium, retail pharmacy, café, wellness and conference center, and two acute care, medical/telemetry units with a total of 60 new patient rooms.

The new Louis and Phyllis Friedman Building is one of two major capital projects Hammes is managing as part of GBMC’s Promise Project. The other is the Sandra R. Berman Pavilion, a new 70,000-square-foot cancer center that will open in early 2025. Hammes was first engaged by GBMC in June 2019 to develop the budget for the Promise Project program and facilitate the Certificate of Need (CON) process with the State of Maryland.

“I can say with certainty The Promise Project would not have finished on time and on budget without the skillful leadership of Hammes,” said Russ Sadler, GBMC Senior Director of Planning, Construction and Design. “Under their leadership, the project was completed on time, and on budget, something that was, and is, unheard of in today’s economic climate. We will be forever grateful for Hammes for not just leading but becoming part of our culture at GBMC.”

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside GBMC and our project partners over the past four years on The Promise Project,” said Nancy Connolly, President of Hammes Healthcare.  “We are so proud to see the new GBMC Louis and Phyllis Friedman Building open to patients and look forward to our continued partnership with GBMC as we work to complete the new Sandra R. Berman Pavilion.”

Hammes Healthcare is a national consulting firm that provides real estate and market strategy, facility planning, project management and development services to the healthcare industry.

GBMC’s 257 licensed bed, acute and sub-acute care hospital in Towson handles more than 23,000 admissions and more than 52,000 emergency room visits annually. With GBMC Health Partners, they have established 12 advanced primary practices throughout the region.