Robins & Morton, Navicent Health Celebrate Opening of New Children's Hospital

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Hospital News
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Robins & Morton, Navicent Health and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, on Feb. 25

MACON, Ga., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Robins & Morton, Navicent Health and community members gathered to

celebrate the grand opening of Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, on Feb. 25.

The first floor of the five-story addition includes a new emergency center and imaging center. The second floor holds general pediatric unit, with the third floor used for inpatient and outpatient surgical and procedural services. Floors four and five house the new 66 bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), with renovated pediatric critical care unit spaces on the hospital's existing fourth floor.

"We are delighted to complete this project and begin serving patients and their families in the new, state-of-the-art Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health. This project would not have been possible without Robins & Morton, a tremendous partner who has worked tirelessly to meet and exceed our expectations. Robins & Morton's dedicated team of caring professionals have gone above and beyond not only for the purposes of this construction project, but to enhance care for our current young patients who have watched them work each day," said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health is named in honor of Macon philanthropist Beverly Knight Olson and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, after a generous donation that made this project possible. The five-floor project is a notable addition to The Medical Center, Navicent Health's nationally verified Level I trauma center and Magnet hospital. The hospital's central location in Macon, Georgia, provides critical healthcare services for pediatric patients throughout the region.

"We are excited about the completion of this dream. Twenty months ago, we embarked on our journey to build a state-of-the-art children's hospital that would bring world class healthcare to the central Georgia area," Robins & Morton Superintendent Jeff Jones said. "After 320,000 work hours, we have completed the new Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital while using 80% local contractors and vendors. This was a facility was built by the people and for the people of Macon, Georgia."

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About Robins & Morton Robins & Morton is a privately-held, innovation-driven construction firm committed to Building with PurposeŪ. Since 1946, the firm has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients nationwide by cultivating a high-performing team that values integrity, safety, and innovative thinking. Robins & Morton consistently ranks among the Top 100 U.S. Builders in Engineering News-Record an. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Miami and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at http://www.robinsmorton.com.

About Navicent Health Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Licensed for 970 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at 30 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit http://www.navicenthealth.org.

 

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