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  Florida Hospital Flagler, Page 16Florida Hospital Flagler
ARCHITECT
GRESHAM, SMITH AND PARTNERS
5220 Belfort Road, #100, Jacksonville, FL 32256
www.gspnet.com


Location: 
Palm Coast, Florida
Total Square Feet: 294,898
Construction Period: July 2000 to Sep 2002

Construction Team
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Robins & Morton - 400 Shades Creek Parkway, #200, Birmingham, AL 35209
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: McVeigh & Mangum - 9250 Cypress Green Drive, #202, Jacksonville, FL 32256
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Tilden Lobnitz Cooper - 1809 Art Museum Drive, #105, Jacksonville, FL 32207


Flagler County is the fastest growing county in Florida. This growth prompted the planning of a new medical campus for the county. Initial plans focused primarily on a new ambulatory care center, combined with a wellness center and cancer center - all sited amid pine trees and wetlands of a 100-acre site at the intersection of Florida Route 100 and Interstate 95.

Originally scheduled to be built after the multi-floor ambulatory care center, the 81-bed acute care portion was planned to share diagnostic and surgical services with ambulatory services. Gresham, Smith and Partners was challenged to design the ambulatory projects to easily interface with the acute needs of the hospital without any duplication of services. The ambulatory setting was successfully designed to meet the building and state health codes for the acute setting without having a serious impact on the initial cost of the ambulatory project.

Several parking areas circle the entry points of the separate ambulatory services and provide convenient access to all ambulatory needs - cancer treatment, wellness, diagnostics, surgery, pre-admission testing and community spaces for meetings and conferences.

During final design stages for the ambulatory care center, plans changed to construct the acute care portion of the project alongside the ambulatory building. The overlapping design commitment provided the opportunity to solve all of the staffing and patient processing issues simultaneously for inpatient and outpatient use. State approval was gained without subsequent work required to blend two building occupancies.

Universal patient care rooms present a flexible design for future use. The diagnostic core, treatment rooms and support spaces have been designed to accommodate 80 additional beds and the incorporation of technology advancements required for future equipment. The acute care setting is designed to expand as community needs increase.

The hospital's design reinforces its message of stability and comfort in a healing environment. Designed to expand with community needs, the universal patient care rooms, in particular, are designed for flexibility and adaptability. The diagnostic core, treatment rooms, and support spaces were designed to accommodate 80 additional beds and to respond to future technological advancements and equipment needs.

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 07: EIFS: Dryvit; Membrane: Siplast.
DIV 08: Windows: Traco; Glass: Interpane.
DIV 09: Gypsum: United States Gypsum; Paint: Sherwin Williams; Carpet: Interface; VCT: Mannington; Sheet Vinyl: Armstrong.
DIV 14: Elevators: Dover.


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