Cherokee Indian Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

CHEROKEE, N.C. — On Oct. 15, the Cherokee Indian Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the tribe’s new $80 million hospital facility. The 150,000-square-foot hospital, which is owned and operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will begin fully serving patients on Nov. 16, according to a statement from Los Angeles-based CBRE Healthcare, the project manager. The pharmacy, which will be accessible by a drive-through window or by walkway, was the first department to open on Oct. 19.

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A Case Study in Construction Cost and Schedule Challenges

NEW YORK — When a shorter construction schedule was implemented for the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility in Harlem, it forced designers and contractors to re-evaluate their plans to overcome any potential delays.

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IPD Proves Valuable at Orlando Regional Medical Center

ORLANDO, Fla. — The utilization of integrated project delivery (IPD) has been a contributor of continued progress in the construction of the Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to Brasfield & Gorrie.

The firm, which is serving as contractor, has worked closely with project subcontractors and architect of record HKS to collaborate on the $297 million project. Both Brasfield & Gorrie and HKS hold local offices in Orlando, Fla.

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Alfond Center for Health Opens

AUGUSTA, Maine — The new $312 million Alfond Center for Health opened for patients Nov. 9 after reaching substantial completion 10 months ahead of schedule.

The 192-bed community hospital consolidated the inpatient services of MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer campus and the hospital on the medical center’s Augusta campus. To complete the 640,000-square-foot center for health in 24 months of construction, which included 18 months of deign and construction overlap, the design team used an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method.

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