Latest concept of new LP Hospital released; contractor named

July 5, 2018, press release and image from LaPorte Hospital 

“As plans move forward to refine the inside design of the new LaPorte Hospital, the project team released a new rendering depicting the outside of the facility, and has announced the selection of a general contractor.

“The latest rendering – the second version of the hospital design – depicts larger windows and a more modern look, with silver and grey materials and tones that reflect the community’s natural lakeside landscape. The new LaPorte Hospital – as announced before – will be a full-service acute care community hospital.

“The general contractor will be Robins & Morton, a firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, that specializes in hospital and healthcare construction. While the firm builds all over the country, in the Midwest their hospital builds include facilities in Bloomington and Valparaiso, and various hospitals in Illinois and Ohio.

“‘Robins & Morton is an award-winning healthcare facility construction firm that has a solid history of incorporating the local community into the projects they lead. Our expectations for the new LaPorte Hospital are high, and we feel good they will help us deliver on them,’ said Ashley Dickinson, LaPorte Hospital CEO.

“A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in August, and Robins & Morton expects to begin bidding the first package of work for the new hospital this fall. The bidding process will be competitive and local organizations will be encouraged to participate.

“‘We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to build the new LaPorte Hospital. Being part of such an impactful project for the community is something we take seriously, and our ultimate goal is to build a facility that will meet the healthcare needs of LaPorte and surrounding communities for many years to come,’ said Josh Young, onsite superintendent for the new LaPorte Hospital. ‘We look forward to engaging local businesses and subcontractors in the project and are ready to move forward with building a hospital that exceeds the community’s expectations.’

“The final footprint of the hospital will be determined after various approvals are finalized; in general, the hospital is being built on land the hospital owns directly to the west of the current facility. The current LaPorte Hospital will remain open to serve the community during construction.

“For updated information on the project, visit NewLaPorteHospital.com.”

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