McCarthy Celebrates Topping Out of Piedmont Cartersville Expansion
The first vertical expansion of the North Tower is expected to be completed in November 2023
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. celebrates the topping out of the North Tower vertical expansion at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center in Bartow County near Atlanta. The project broke ground in August 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.
Adding two floors to the existing three-story tower, the 43,122-square-foot vertical expansion will provide additional support space and general storage for hospital staff on the new fourth floor, while the fifth floor will house 20 beds for short stay patients at the hospital. The project also includes the renovation and expansion of the existing Sterile Processing Department which will feature 11,000 square feet of additional space.
Piedmont Cartersville is one of 22 hospitals in the Piedmont Healthcare system based out of Atlanta. Over the course of five years, McCarthy has completed over $50 million and 124,000-square-feet of projects for Piedmont Healthcare, including work for the healthcare system’s Piedmont Atlanta, Athens Regional, Columbus, Newton and Rockdale campuses. McCarthy was awarded the Piedmont Cartersville project in June 2022.
“This project marks another exciting partnership with Piedmont Healthcare, and we are proud to play a part in the hospital system’s growth as we work to enhance its ability to provide excellent healthcare services and additional comfort and care for patients in Bartow County,” said Mark Cleverly, project director at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. “The complexity, scale and scope of the project required strategic solutions to bring the project from ground breaking to topping out, and we are pleased to have successfully reached this phase of the build out. We look forward to celebrating the completion of the expansion later this year.”
Located adjacent to the hospital’s surgical unit, the Sterile Processing Department still needed to be 100% functional throughout construction in order to minimize the level of disruption to this sensitive area, McCarthy worked closely with Piedmont Healthcare’s construction management team, the hospital’s C-suite and facilities management teams during the pre-construction phase to accommodate these needs. By utilizing a mobile sterilizing unit from Steris, McCarthy will be able to completely close off the department while keeping all sterilization operations functional, significantly reducing costs and the overall project timeline by several months.
According to recent data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED), healthcare construction has surged as hospitals increasingly update and expand service wings, upgrade mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and add new treatments to better serve growing populations and provide the latest healthcare advances. Construction spending for healthcare facilities is projected to reach $45.8 billion in 2023, a 14% jump from 2022 activity.
McCarthy is one of the South’s leading healthcare builders, completing more than 60 healthcare projects in the southern region in the past five years. Additional project partners include TMPartners as the architect, I. C. Thomasson Associates as the mechanical engineer, Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Ltd. as the structural engineer and Meadows & Ohly as the program manager.
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with nearly 160 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 19th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2022). With approximately 6,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Austin, Channelview, Dallas, and Houston, Texas; and San Diego, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.