EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION: Centennial Medical Center Ortho Project
HCA Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare services, has trusted Lee Company with complicated jobs for years. The Centennial Medical Center project in Nashville was one of the most challenging: Construct a five-story vertical expansion to a patient tower and a new central energy plant – in a fully functional hospital, with minimal disruptions. With patient care and ICRA regulations involved at every step, everything from scheduling and design to logistics and communication was complex. Thanks to early design involvement, an in-house manufacturing facility, flying baskets, and experience with healthcare customers, Lee Company completed the job on time and on budget.
Centennial Medical Center received the 2019 Eagle Award from the Greater Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors chapter and the 2019 Merit Award from the North Alabama Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter.
Huge job, happy client
Despite all the challenges – including delays caused by situations beyond Lee Company’s control – the Centennial Medical Center project was completed on schedule and within budget.
Throughout the nearly 2½ years on the job, Lee Company’s experience with healthcare facilities and hospital staff proved invaluable. The essentials go beyond the need for special certifications and demonstrated experience. Jobs of this magnitude involve difficult logistics and different personalities; superintendents had to know how to effectively communicate with HCA staff on everything from ICRA to noise levels to shutdowns to parking.
As the Lee Company project manager notes, “Everyone on the HCA staff had our phone numbers, and they called us. Going in, we knew this project was an enormous risk – and an enormous opportunity. We did it on time and within the budget allocated; we couldn’t ask for a better success. This was a slam dunk.”
P.S. Centennial Medical Center was one of 5 Lee Company projects honored with a 2019 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 clients. We couldn’t do it without you!
LEE COMPANY’S AWARD-WINNING PROJECTS INCLUDE:
- Centennial Medical Center Ortho Project: Specialty Contractor – Commercial (Mechanical more than $10M)
- EMJ Parkridge Chiller Tower: Specialty Contractor – Commercial (projects $1M – $5M)
- Thomas Rutherford CRAC Replacements: Specialty Contractor – Commercial (under $1M)
- BG1: Specialty Contractor – Industrial (under $2M)