Skanska USA will be construction manager for the new Women and Children’s Health Building for Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware.
The 8-story, 388,000-square-foot expansion will include a replacement neonatal intensive-care unit featuring private rooms with sleep-in space for families; new and expanded labor and delivery suites, including a new labor lounge; private rooms for families after delivery; an expanded triage area; separate admitting and discharge areas, and a continuing care nursery for babies born with health issues.
Slated for completion in January 2020, the new expansion to the Labor and Delivery and C-Section facility is located on the Christiana campus. This new complex will also feature clinical and logistical support services such as lab, pharmacy and dietary.
“The Christiana Care Health System is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic region offering services including Alzheimer’s care, cancer care, and home health care,” said Skanska USA Executive Vice President and General Manager Ed Szwarc. “Together with Christiana Care Health System and HKS Architects, we will complete a major expansion that provides the Christiana Medical Staff with the resources and space that is required to deliver the highest quality care to patients and their families.”
The expansion also includes a four-level parking garage near the hospital’s main entrance for patients and visitors.
Skanska has extensive experience in the Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley including projects such as the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion Addition at the Franklin Institute, Terminal F Baggage Claim Addition and Ticketing Renovation at the Philadelphia International Airport, University of Delaware East Campus Residence Hall, SugarHouse Casino and the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.