Gilbane Building Company Awarded Construction of First Proton Therapy Center in South Florida
Miami, FL – March 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, the nationally recognized leader in proton therapy construction has been selected by Baptist Health South Florida to build the new Miami Cancer Institute’s proton therapy treatment facility – one of only a handful of proton therapy centers in the country and the first in South Florida. With extensive experience in cancer center construction earned working with over 50 percent of the nation’s top 20 cancer hospitals, Gilbane is positioned to provide South Florida with the highest quality proton therapy treatment facility unequaled in the region.
Ranked the #2 builder of healthcare facilities by Modern Healthcare, Gilbane’s team of professionals have lent their expertise to projects for such notable Florida healthcare clients as St. Joseph’s Hospital/Baycare, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center. Construction on the Baptist Health proton therapy center is scheduled to begin in March 2015 and will be completed in December 2016.
“The construction of proton therapy facilities is highly technical and challenging,” said Tim Hensey, vice president of Gilbane Building Company. “Our staff on this project brings an exceptional depth of experience in the unique issues of proton therapy cancer care and clinical construction. We are truly honored to build this treatment center, knowing how many people will benefit from its care and how many lives it will touch.”
Miami Cancer Institute will be a world-class clinical center and research facility, part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region.
The 395,000-square-foot Cancer Institute to be located on the Baptist Hospital campus, in Miami, is scheduled to open in 2016. The four-story facility consolidates the following components: clinical services, cancer research, and technology platforms, including the first proton therapy center in South Florida. In addition, a brand-new inpatient floor designed especially for cancer patients will connect between Baptist Hospital and the Cancer Institute.
Miami Cancer Institute plans to offer comprehensive clinical services, including:
· diagnostic imaging
· infusion chemotherapy
· bone marrow transplant
· radiation therapies, including standard radiation, TomoTherapy, Gamma Knife and proton therapy.
“Baptist Health South Florida is dedicated to providing the best care for cancer patients, and the world-class Miami Cancer Institute will be unmatched in our region in terms of clinical excellence and advanced cancer care. It will transform cancer care in our community and across the globe,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute, a world-class clinical center and research facility, will offer South Florida’s only proton therapy treatment (scheduled to open in 2016) is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit BaptistHealth.net.