OHL-Arellano is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The scope of work includes a three-story reinforced concrete addition with precast and glass cladding on the south end of the building; renovation of the first, second and third floors within the existing building; and a small one-story addition to the north end of the building. The facility will remain in operation throughout construction.
Program areas include:
- On the first floor, six new operating rooms; intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging facility; provisions for future intraoperative computed tomography or CAT scan; 11 new post anesthesia care unit beds; new central sterile and sterile supply; upgraded lobby; waiting and registration areas; as well as office and support spaces, a pharmacy and storage
- Second floor construction includes doctors’ offices and support areas, an echo/periventricular leukoencephalopathy suite and upgraded lobby, waiting and registration areas
- The third floor includes a new 32-bed recovery/prep area, new advanced endovascular suites and invasive procedure rooms, lounge and support offices, and an upgraded lobby
The project is also enlarging the surgery center, which will contain six large operating rooms dedicated to the advancement of neuroscience, cardiac and robotic surgery. This is the first intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the south of Orlando, Florida. An intraoperative MRI will move between two dedicated operating rooms for specialists at the Baptist Health Neuroscience Center to use in intricate brain and spine surgeries.
Benefits to the community
This expansion will dramatically increase the ability of cardiac and vascular medicine professionals to provide optimal care and advanced services to their patients.
The project will accommodate new patient programs, including a National Center for Aneurysm Therapy, Center for Advanced Endovascular Therapies and Center for Structural Heart Therapy.
The expansion is a great gift to the community and its owner, Baptist Health, which will be able to offer more services and conduct further research into cardiovascular care delivery.