MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital's Dally Tower recently received the prestigious Vista Award in the category for new construction. The award was presented in San Francisco at the annual International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction, hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
The award recognizes the importance of teamwork in creating an optimal health care environment on projects that succeed from pre-planning through construction to operation. The $268 million project was completed in 2011 by Skanska USA Building. The 350,000-square-foot patient care tower and medical office building includes 82 beds and shelled space for another 80. It also includes an emergency department, imaging department, surgery department, central utility plant and parking garage.
“We are delighted to be a recipient of the Vista Award. It honors the hard work and dedication of everyone who helped create this beautiful, healing space,” said MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital President Glenn Kasman, FACHE. “Our team’s collaboration and focus enhanced safety, comfort, and efficiencies, which allows us to better serve our community .”
Skanska Senior Vice President Mark Howell said, “The entire project team – including the owner, designers and our employees and trade partners – are extremely proud to have our efforts and accomplishments recognized by this award. The Vista Award acknowledges the collaborative spirit we experienced throughout the delivery of the Good Samaritan project.”
The team faced challenges ranging from city zoning height limit, an aggressive time schedule, no budget contingency to extreme site conditions. To encourage team building and to keep morale high, regular celebrations such as barbeques were held for the hundreds of design, management, and construction staff.