San Antonio, Texas - March 5, 2009 – Skanska USA Building Inc. announced today the completion of the Methodist Stone Oak Hospital located in the fast growing Northwest region on Sonterra Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas.
The hospital, designed by HOK Architects, is the first new facility built in the area in more than a decade. The facility holds 132 beds with an overall master plan that allows for as many as 350 beds.
The hospital, which has been coined as the “hospital of the future,” will open to patients on March 9, 2009. The new design and construction allows visitors to move quickly through the outpatient service mall entrance. This entrance provices easy access to “portals of care” which include women’s services, admissions, treatment and testing, cardiology and same day surgery. Other hospital futuristic features include easier hospital navigation, specially designed waiting rooms and encanted patient rooms that enable nurses to see into the room from their station.
“Methodist is a leader in the healthcare industry and we are proud to be their partner on this hospital,” said Brian Freeman, Skanska’s Texas Area General Manager. “Skanska’s deep expertise and knowledge of the healthcare sector enabled us to work closely with the design team to outline potential issues and solve problems so we could deliver the project on schedule to Methodist and the residents of San Antonio.”
Last fall, Skanska completed a 120,000-square-foot office building at the hospital that houses 25-30 administrative offices, two conference rooms, a chapel and a dining area on the first floor. The second through fifth floors are shell space that will eventually house doctors’ offices.
For further information please contact:
Bruce Ross, 212-768-1155
Shelby Adams, 615-238-6720
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Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services to a broad range of U.S. industries including science and technology, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment. Skanska USA Building also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. The company, part of the Skanska AB global group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has approximately 4,700 employees.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 60,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska's sales in 2007 totaled SEK 139 billion.
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