Skanska has completed a $242 million renovation and expansion of Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The main portion of the project consisted of a three-floor vertical expansion that added 216 patient rooms on top of an existing bed tower and a new three-story tower with 52 intensive care unit rooms, a 16-bay dialysis suite and three new endoscopy and bronchoscopy procedure rooms.
The project comprised a 365,700-square-foot expansion and a renovation of 48,500 square feet of healthcare space. As part of the first phase, a 1,300-space parking garage was built to accommodate the hospital’s growth and provide additional parking for the medical staff, patients and visitors.
To support the increased bed capacity of the Gulf Coast Medical Center campus, expansions and renovations were completed in the clinical laboratory spaces, pharmacy department, food services, public dining space, back-of-the-house services, and the central energy plant. The project also doubled the size of the radiology and emergency departments, adding a new MRI, seven ultrasound rooms, 27 regular and airborne isolation exam rooms, four state-of-the-art trauma bays, two X-ray rooms, two CT rooms, and a second helipad. The construction efforts allowed the hospital to increase its overall bed capacity from 356 to 624. The project was fully completed in late 2021.