Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a fourth Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Open House on March 19, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to present information about the Replacement Hospital interior build-out, site park, Central Energy Plant expansion, the hospital purchasing program, and the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families Realty Collaborative Housing Program. The open house will be held in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center Stecker Auditorium on the Nationwide Children’s main campus.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and construction managers from Gilbane and TurnerSmoot are committed to maximizing MBE/WBE involvement throughout these projects. The open house is geared towards the inclusion of minority, small and local businesses interested in bidding on the projects.
The evening will include presentations on the upcoming construction projects and networking opportunities. The Central Energy Plant is slated for completion in 2010 and the Replacement Hospital is scheduled to open in 2012.
Persons interested in attending the open house should contact Evelyn Porter at (614) 781-8550 or email@example.com. For more information, contact Larry Price at (614) 228-6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the past open houses, hundreds of prime contractors, minority and female businesses, as well as local businesses have had the opportunity to meet and form relationships that have led to new contracts. These forums continue to strengthen the open communication between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the neighborhood community.
The cornerstone of the master plan is the new 12-floor new main hospital building encompassing 700,000 square feet. The campus master plan and new main hospital, currently valued at more than $800 million, will add more than one million square feet of clinical and research space to the existing two million square-foot downtown campus. The expansion is funded through a combination of internal support, bonds and philanthropy.
When complete, the new hospital will include:
The new Central Energy Plant will supply normal and emergency electrical power, chilled water, hot water, domestic water, steam, and fire suppression water to the Replacement Hospital, as well as the rest of the existing Nationwide Children’s Hospital facility. These utilities originate from the Central Energy Plant and convey utility services such as electricity and water through a series of underground tunnels throughout the hospital campus.