DURHAM, NC – Skanska USA, a leading global construction and development firm, has been selected to provide renovation and expansion services for Bon Secours – St. Francis Medical Center, in Midlothian, Va. Located at 13710 St. Francis Blvd., construction will include renovations to existing spaces and the addition of two floors to help the hospital meet patient needs and provide more acute care services.
The expansion aspect of the project includes a vertical two-floor addition above the existing surgical department on the second floor. The new third floor will house a med-surg nursing unit and the new the fourth floor will be used for critical care ICU beds and NICU rooms.
As part of the renovation of the existing building, a former ICU unit on the third floor will be renovated to accommodate a 10-bed observation unit repurposing existing patient rooms and support space. The fourth floor of the adjacent medical office building will be reconfigured to accommodate a new 24-bed Mother-Infant Unit with a well-baby holding nursery.
“A direct response to the needs of the community, this project will advance St. Francis Medical Center’s mission to improve the health of the people in the community and will allow for greater care of life, a core principle Skanska strives to achieve in our work,” said Greg Peele, executive vice president responsible for Skanska’s North Carolina and Virginia building operations.
Additional renovations to the hospital’s existing facility will include:
- an expanded gift shop;
- an additional new retail pharmacy;
- a new MRI suite;
- a women’s imaging and a preadmission testing suite with associated support spaces; and
- central plant upgrades including a new chiller, cooling tower, 2500kva genset, new paralleling gear to accommodate the third genset, and replacement and increased capacity of the medical grade oxygen.
The renovation and expansion is projected to be completed by April 2024.