Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
Enhancing Patient Care in Central Florida
The Gilbane project team worked with Orlando Health at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies on several renovation projects. The hospital remained fully operational during the renovations. The scope involved renovations to six floors of patient rooms including corridors, nursing stations and all lobbies. Also included was the Infant Milk project, as well as a renovation to the main entrance to include a new water feature.
New Infant Milk Project: The area was designed and built to offer a sterile but relaxing environment for new mothers to provide mother’s milk and store it for their newborn infants. The room and surrounding area, which is located adjacent to the third floor Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit (NICU), underwent complete renovations.
Main Entrance Water Feature: Sitting at the hospital’s main entrance, the existing water fountain received a complete renovation, including resealing the water feature and adding LED lights. During renovations, all hospital vehicular and pedestrian traffic was rerouted (so that the hospital could remain fully functional) to a temporary entrance with covered walkway that included infection control barriers.
Working with AHCA to review the progress of the construction, the Gilbane project team scheduled site inspections every three weeks. This type of coordination was a key component to assuring all work was done in compliance, within regulations and completed on time.