Johns Hopkins Medicine and Turner Construction Company have started construction work on the New Sibley Memorial Hospital in northwest Washington, DC.
The new 469,000 square feet, all-private 200-bed hospital will include an expanded emergency department, inpatient pharmacies, 50 postpartum rooms and an 18-bay special care nursery. The new, larger emergency department will be sized for 45,000 projected annual visits and includes new treatment bays and waiting areas.
The project also includes space to house a new central chiller plant and consolidation of all emergency generators. A new stair, elevator, and ramp for circulation will also be added to an existing parking garage.
The development forms part of Sibley Memorial Hospital's long range master plan. It will accommodate projected increases in annual demand for emergency services, imaging and diagnostic services, outpatient services and medical oncology.
The New Sibley Memorial Hospital was designed and will be constructed to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.
Ken Jones, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction Company, said: "This project is a monumental milestone for Johns Hopkins Medicine and healthcare in Washington, DC. We are proud to be involved with projects that positively affect our community and make a difference in the lives of those around us."