Press Release: 03.01.2017

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hosts Topping Out Ceremony

Topping out at CHRISTUS St. Vincent

The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and McCarthy Building Companies NM, Inc. hosted a private top out ceremony for the first major phase of construction at CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s new patient building in Santa Fe on Friday, February 24.

The new 2-story, 60,000-square-foot building is designed to include 36 new single-patient rooms, an upgraded boiler building and several upgrades to utilities, the site and parking areas. This first phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.The second phase of the $33 million project, which will include transforming the semi-private patient rooms to private, is scheduled to be completed by January 2019. CHRISTUS St. Vincent currently has 200 semi-private rooms and this expansion will result in a total of 206 all-private rooms.

“The McCarthy NM team is thrilled by the smooth progress of the construction of this first phase,” said Andrew Konnick, project manager at McCarthy Building Companies NM, Inc. “We know that the excitement of the topping out of this first phase brings with it an assurance of the need for this project in Santa Fe and the confidence from our team to do an exceptional job for CHRISTUS St. Vincent and surrounding community.”

Topping out at CHRISTUS St. Vincent

“This is an exciting time for CHRISTUS St. Vincent,” said Lillian Montoya, chief administrative officer for CHRISTUS St. Vincent. “This expansion reaffirms our commitment to our patients and our community. The result of all private rooms will enhance patient privacy and improve communication with providers, reduce infection risks and provide a comfortable place for visiting family and friends. This project is the result of working with our partners at the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, SVHSupport and CHRISTUS Health.”

About CHRISTUS St. Vincent

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 300,000 people in seven counties in northern New Mexico. CHRISTUS St. Vincent was founded in 1865 by the Sisters of Charity and is New Mexico's first hospital and the largest private employer in Santa Fe offering over 30 specialized services and physician clinics. Our healing ministry is to improve lives by providing excellent, compassionate health care to the patients and families we serve.

About McCarthy NM

McCarthy NM, a division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., is one of New Mexico’s premier commercial builders. Committed to the construction of high-performance buildings, the firm provides general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for market sectors including healthcare, education, renewable energy and water/wastewater facilities; as well as office buildings, mixed-use projects, entertainment/retail venues, government buildings and parking structures. In addition to its Albuquerque, office, McCarthy also has offices in Las Vegas; Phoenix, Dallas and Houston; St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; San Diego, Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif. More information about the company is available at

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