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Vertical Expansion to College Station Medical Center Passes Final Inspections

Dec. 22, 2011

A 30,000-square-foot vertical expansion to College Station Medical Center's campus in College Station, Texas is officially substantially complete. The challenging project, which consisted of constructing a new third level above an existing two-level tower, passed its final building inspection on Dec. 12, 2011--the last inspection needed in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Additionally, the project passed its final state inspection on Dec. 14, 2011. Layton Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor for the project, which is owned by Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (CHSPSC).

The new third level houses 34 antepartum rooms and a nursery to provide care for 25 newborns. A connecting bridge links to the existing third floor women's and newborn center, and a 20,000-square-foot renovation converted existing postpartum rooms to 13 private NICU rooms, four additional labor and delivery rooms and four new antepartum rooms. Layton began work on the project 17 months ago with a commitment to be complete by Dec. 12, 2011.

"After seven state inspections (and seven passing grades), 10 phases of work, dozens of city inspections and countless man hours with zero lost time accidents, we have achieved our goal. Through it all, we have been able to finish on time, strong and proud with what we have accomplished together on this tough multi-phased vertical expansion project," Ryan Davis, Layton's assistant project manager, said. "Thanks all around...to the design team, Frank Hartman and staff for the patience, vendors and subcontractors for helping make this project successful and the owner for having the trust and confidence in Layton to allow us to do this project."

Additionally, over the past 17 months Layton has completed the build-out of two new operating rooms on the medical center's main level in existing shell space, relocated a lab from the emergency department to an adjacent medical office building and renovated half of the existing emergency department to provide 10 new exam rooms. All work was completed as scheduled. Additional work in the emergency department, including cosmetic upgrades, will be complete by the end of January 2012.

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