Press Release: 09.20.2017

Topping Out of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline

Expansion will substantially add to hospital’s capacity for patient care

McCarthy construction workers enjoying lunch to celebrate topping out of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi
McCarthy crew and subcontractors enjoying BBQ lunch during topping out celebration at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline

McCarthy, one of the state’s preeminent healthcare contractors, recently celebrated an important project milestone – the topping out of the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline, New Tower Addition. The construction company broke ground on the new tower for the Hospital in July 2016 and is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

To celebrate the milestone, more than 400 people gathered at the Hospital, attendees were treated to a catered lunch while listening to speakers from McCarthy, CBRE, and CHRISTUS. Those in attendance included McCarthy's executives and craft workers, subcontractors, as well as Program Manager, CBRE and CHRISTUS Spohn executives. McCarthy also created an aluminum beam for all CHRISTUS employees to sign in commemoration of the topping out which will be displayed in the hospital upon completion.

“We are excited to celebrate the topping out of the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline,” said McCarthy Houston Division President Jim Stevenson. “The successful collaboration between McCarthy and CHRISTUS Spohn has provided ultimate safety for both workers and hospital visitors during a very complex project, and we are proud of that.”

The new 12-story tower to the hospital will significantly add to the Hospital’s capability in providing care for their patients. McCarthy is building a new imaging room and operating rooms on the second floor, a new emergency department to replace the emergency room and renovating about eight- to- 10 blocks of utilities on the hospital’s campus.

McCarthy celebrates topping out of topping out of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi
Ernie Sadau, president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health System addressing crowd at topping out

“We are grateful to everyone here today for making this healing vision become a reality,” said Justin Doss, Market President CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. “This unprecedented facility will provide high-quality care for generations to come in South Texas.”

McCarthy’s extensive portfolio of healthcare projects both in Texas and nationally makes it ideally suited to take on projects of any size or complexity. In addition to the newly topped out CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline, some of McCarthy’s healthcare projects include CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler expansion, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Hospital Expansion in Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - The Pavilion expansion in Houston, the Children’s Health Specialty Center 2 Plano, and the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Replacement at Fort Hood, Texas by Balfour Beatty | McCarthy joint venture.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 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 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

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