Northwest Medical Center's new bed tower is part of a $650 million major capital investment initiative that HCA East Florida, a division of Hospital Corporation of America, announced in July 2016. The investment includes new and expanded healthcare facilities across Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties over the next three years. HCA East Coast is the largest healthcare provider in the area.
The new, two-story tower will add 22 CCU beds, six NICU beds and 33 medical/surgical beds for a total of 289 beds. In addition to the Northwest Medical center expansion, DPR has also been awarded the JFK Medical Center expansion project in Atlantis, FL which broke ground in April 2018. The Northwest and JFK Medical Center projects are the largest that DPR Construction has built east of the Mississippi for long-time client, HCA.
DPR is utilizing self-perform teams to execute several scopes of work, including drywall and interior framing, for improved safety, productivity and accuracy. Prefabricated exterior walls, headwalls, footwalls, bathroom stalls and piping conduit are being built offsite putting the project on track to be delivered up to three months earlier than originally planned.