EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION: TriStar Medical Center Ortho Project
HCA Healthcare is one of America’s leading providers of healthcare services, with more than 180 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care – including surgery centers, clinics, and urgent care centers. HCA operates in 21 states and the United Kingdom. HCA and Lee Company have worked together for decades, having established a partnership that has proven valuable for both companies and the communities they serve.
TriStar Medical Center received the 2020 Eagle Award from the Greater Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors chapter and the 2020 Award of Excellence from the North Alabama Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter.
Huge job, happy client
Huge jobs for healthcare clients require huge amounts of coordination, and the two-floor vertical expansion of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)’s bustling TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville was no exception. We drew on decades of healthcare experience with HCA and other customers to tackle all the challenges inherent to this high-profile, nearly $9.3 million project.
The rationale for the project was clear: TriStar Skyline Medical Center was originally built 30 years ago, and required another 60 patient beds, including new ICU rooms, to meet the community’s increased healthcare needs. New isolation rooms were part of the expansion project, and the value of those rooms was demonstrated in the months following the December 2019 completion of the project.
Lee Company and HCA credit much of the success of this project to healthy communication; all agree that it was one of the most important tools on the job. Regular meetings within our team, with the crews on-site, with the general contractor, and with the hospital team, kept this project moving smoothly throughout the 18-month timeframe.
P.S. TriStar Medical Center was one of 5 Lee Company projects honored with a 2020 ABC award – and several of those projects received multiple awards! Altogether, Lee Company took home 9 ABC awards this year. That’s incredible. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals and their work. Thanks to our team and customers. We couldn’t do it without you!