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COLUMBUS, GA (May 19, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction broke ground today for construction of Northside Medical Center’s first Emergency Department. The $4.6-million addition is set for completion in April 2018.

Northside Medical Center, one of two Columbus Regional Health campuses in Columbus, is located on Frist Court. The new 12,000-square-foot ED, which will connect to the existing medical center, will house 10 beds and emergency medical support services. Emergency vehicle access, a 40-space parking lot, and associated site work are also included in the project.










“We are excited to be part of a project to make emergency services available for the first time at this busy medical center,” said Paul Meadows, general manager of Batson-Cook’s West Point office. “We consider it an honor to partner once again with Columbus Regional in enhancing healthcare for our friends and neighbors in Columbus and its surrounding communities.” 

EYP/Stanley Beaman & Sears of Atlanta is the architect for the project.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 10, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction this morning celebrated the ribbon-cutting for UF Health North’s new inpatient facility with hospital leaders, local dignitaries and members of the Batson-Cook/Danis joint venture project team.

“We are passionate about building facilities that will enhance healthcare services in our hometown,” said Evender Spradlin, senior vice-president and general manager of Batson-Cook Construction, majority partner of the joint venture. “We merged the strengths of Batson-Cook and Danis to bring this significant project to fruition and it has been a very rewarding experience.”

The five-story, 168,000-square-foot tower has 92 private rooms and is connected by walkways to the original medical office complex, which opened in 2015.  The upper four levels are dedicated to patient care – a 20-bed floor for labor and delivery and other women’s health services; a 24-bed floor for intensive care; and two 24-bed floors for general medical services. The ground floor houses administrative offices and a cafeteria, chapel, and courtyard.

A new 8,000-square-foot central energy plant and a 116-space parking lot were also part of the project.









The building, designed to meet LEED Silver standards, includes a 15,000-square-foot green roof, energy efficiency with LED lighting and photo sensors, and electric vehicle charging stations. Nearly 75 percent of construction waste was recycled or salvaged, and 40 percent of new materials used were sustainably sourced and had high recycled content.  LEED certification is pending.

Gresham Smith and Partners of Jacksonville was the architect. Engineering design services were provided by TLC Engineering for Architecture and McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing services were provided by W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors and Miller Electric, all of Jacksonville.