Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. - Sarasota, Florida - healthcare

By: Willis A. Smith Construction  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Construction Management, Healthcare Projects, Healthcare Construction

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Our Healthcare team is skilled in constructing environmentally efficient facilities that provide efficiency of operations, safety, satisfaction and comfort for the patients and medical staff. We ensure compliance with JACHO (The Joint Commission) and ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) criteria. We also understand the unique challenges in building for the healthcare sector, and we are diligent in following ASHE, ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment), and ISLM (Interim Life Safety Measures) procedures and requirements in order to execute and complete a successful healthcare construction project.

For more than two decades, Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. has provided healthcare construction expertise to numerous facilities in Southwest Florida. We lead the way by constructing facilities that utilize the latest sustainable and energy efficient healthcare products, such as LED Surgical Lighting by Steris, Patient Headboards by Hill-Rom Uniflex, and the installation of multifaceted medical gas distribution systems.

Our approach to healthcare projects is consistent with the alliance between the AHA (American Hospital Association) and DOE (Department of Energy) to improve energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions while improving the indoor environmental quality for all hospital staff and patients. Construction management can take the lead role for healthcare executives as they plan for expansion, which can impact clinical outcomes for patient, family and caregiver satisfaction. The goal for every healthcare facility we build is to improve operational efficiency, allow for future flexibility, and to provide safety for nurses, physicians, as well as patients and their families.

Heading up this team is our Medical Consultant Services Specialist, Steve Lakner, who has more than 24 years' experience with all types of hospital consultative, programming and construction work, including; in-patient surgical suites, diagnostic imaging, LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum), intensive care units and out-patient/ambulatory care activities, which include surgery centers and imaging centers. Steve also has an inclusive background of health wellness centers and CCRC's (Continuing Care Retirement Centers).

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.'s Healthcare Team is ASHE Certified and has advanced education in ICRA procedures and compliance requirements, all of which ensure a safe and clean environment during the construction process. The team is proficient in ISLM protocol that will minimize disruption during the construction phase to your organization's operations, while maintaining the safety and welfare of patients and staff.

Our Healthcare Team is meticulous in maintaining and acquiring the latest requirements in healthcare facility operations and sustainable construction. All members of this team have completed the ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification, and remain informed in all critical topics and emerging trends in healthcare operations and construction by attending ASHE educational forums and seminars.


Keywords: Construction Management, Healthcare Construction, Healthcare Projects,

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