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Excela Health System Jeannette District Memorial Hospital Demolition

Gilbane is managing the abatement and demolition of the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital in a very neighborhood-friendly, residential conscious manner.

Located in the middle of a residential area that is highly visible to the community, Gilbane is providing construction management services for the abatement and demolition of the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. Throughout demolition, an existing medical office building and emergency paramedic station will remain operational on the healthcare campus. The site will be restored to a green space, along with supplemental parking for the remaining medical office building.

The hospital was closed in 2011 and hazardous investigations have determined that there is asbestos and other various hazardous materials throughout the facility including bulbs, light ballasts, and mercury thermostats. Gilbane has been clearing out the interior of the building, removing carpet, drywall, studs, and flooring. When the interior work is complete, the exterior of the building will be dismantled from the back to front in sections, with machines pulling the materials down in a top-to-bottom, controlled fashion.

Community Relations and Communications

The demolition and abatement of the 54-year old hospital is being conducted in a very neighborhood-friendly, residential conscious manner. Prior to beginning demolition, Gilbane’s Area Manager, the city’s Mayor, and an Excela Health representative went door to door to talk to local neighbors and deliver newsletters that outlined the current demolition process. The project team has stayed active in the community and will continue to educate local community members of the project’s progress.