|Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Campus|
Skanska USA Building Inc. enjoyed an active October in Texas. On October 13, Skanska USA Building hosted a HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) event where more than 90 Houston-area HUB contractors learned about the growing number of diversity construction bidding opportunities with Skanska and several other organizations. Skanska highlighted their current Houston area projects with bid opportunities at Texas A&M University, Harris County Hospital District, and West Houston Medical Center. The University of Houston, University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Houston Minority Business Development Center, Lochridge Priest, and Britt and Rice Electric also presented information on subcontracting and supplier opportunities for their current and future projects. Additionally, Skanska USA Building National Diversity Director James R. Threalkill discussed future HUB opportunities with area business leaders.
In San Antonio, Skanska USA Building Inc. announced completion of the medical office building adjacent to Methodist Stone Oak Hospital on East Sonterra Boulevard in San Antonio. The new 120,000-square-foot office building will house 25 to 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.
“Methodist Healthcare provides superior health care to the San Antonio area and beyond,” said Brian Freeman, Skanska's area general manager for Texas. “We are proud to deliver the office building to Methodist's employees on time and look forward to the completion of the Methodist Stone Oak Hospital building itself next spring.”
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital will open in early 2009, initially providing a 132-bed tertiary care facility with an overall master plan that allows for as many as 350 beds. The hospital is designed to be the “hospital of the future” including easier hospital navigation, specially designed waiting rooms and encanted patient rooms that enable nurses to see into the room from their station.
Skanska is one of the world's leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects, and public-private partnerships. Skanska currently has 60,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Skanska is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and Skanska USA Building is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ.