Home Classifieds Work For Us Rack Locations Order Photos Contact Us Advertising Info Featured Advertisers

Click here to read
the latest issue

Browse Sections:

News
Forever Young
Classifieds
Community
Advertisers
Election
Rants & Raves
Sports
Crime Report
Opinion
Calendar of Events
Entertainment
Dining Guide
Special Section Publications
Business & Finance
Business Columns
Star Scopes
Computer/Technology
Cooking/Food
Counseling/Advice
Family Issues
Fishing
Gardening
Travel
Golf
Pets
Religion
Columnist Archives
Crossword Puzzle
Jail Court Live Web Cams

Weather Cams:

Now browsing: Hometown News > News > St. Lucie County

Hospital celebrates halfway point
Rating: 3.08 / 5 (13 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 09 - 00:13

By Dawn Krebs

dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

PORT ST. LUCIE - Just seven months into breaking ground, Traditional Medical Center held a topping-out ceremony in Port St. Lucie on Oct. 30.

The highlight of the celebration was placing the building's final beam at the top of the hospital. The beam traveled the city, receiving signatures from hospital employees, as well as patients of Martin Health System.

"It is exciting to watch this hospital take shape," said Mark Robitaille, president of Martin Health System. "We are grateful to everyone who has partnered with us on this project."

The hospital is expected to sit on 20 acres of land near Torrey Pines and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute in Tradition. It will have more than 200,000 square feet of space and open with 90 beds, with the possibility of expanding to up to 300 beds.

The new hospital is also expected to generate 400 jobs by the time the facility opens, with recruitment for those jobs beginning the middle of next year.

Part of its medical goals is to be part of ongoing research at the nearby facilities.

"The community has been very fortunate to have all the elements come together here," said Guillermo Abesada-Terk, medical director of clinical research for Martin Health Center. "Research is critical to our efforts."

Dr. Abesada-Terk spoke to the crowd of more than 100 people about recent cancer clinical trials and various cancer research the medical center has been a part of with its new neighbors.

"We are trying to bridge what we do in the laboratory to what we do bedside," he said. "We have an incredibly dedicated team."

"It's coming along," said Scott Samples, public information coordinator for Martin health Systems. "We broke ground in March, and we anticipate completion by the end of 2013, with the finish date in January 2014."




Comments powered by Disqus
Can't see the comments?
Read more News stories from the St. Lucie County community newspaper...

Make this site your Homepage e-mail us

Legal Notices




Join our Mailing List:


Crossword Puzzle:

Archives Calendar:

« Sep, 2014 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

Search Stories:




.