Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami has celebrated the topping out of its 154-bed surgical tower addition project as the final beam was raised on Sept. 27.
Construction began in August 2016 for the $275 million project that will transform Mount Sinai’s main campus. The 340,000-sq. ft. expansion includes a new surgical tower and emergency department.
Specifically, the new emergency department spans 35,000 sq. ft. across 50 treatment bays and triples the size of Mount Sinai’s current facility The new patient tower has 154 private rooms, including larger VIP suites, and 12 large contemporary operating rooms. The project also includes a new public lobby, revised vehicular traffic patterns and new parking space.
During the topping out ceremony, the final beam was hoisted into place, marking the structural completion of the tower. The final beam was signed by over a thousand employees, in the week leading up to the ceremony. The signatures symbolize each individual’s support and contributions to the project. Hospital employees, physicians, board members and the project team members attended the event.
“There is a great deal of pride we all feel in achieving this milestone. The new tower and emergency department will be a great compliment to the dedication, passion and high quality care our physicians, nurses and allied health professionals deliver to our patients every day,” said Steven D. Sonenreich, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Construction is targeted for completion in fall 2018.