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Brasfield & Gorrie Begins Work on University of Mississippi Medical Center Parking Deck

Brasfield & Gorrie was recently awarded the contract for a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

The five-level, 517-space parking deck will support the UMMC Pediatrics Tower, which the contractor is also building. The seven-story, 360,000 sq ft tower is adjacent to Batson Children’s Hospital.

“This parking deck will provide important support to the already-busy children’s hospital,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Ed Hauser. “As a parent, I know firsthand the importance of making any hospital visit as smooth as possible. Brasfield & Gorrie is honored to be a part of this endeavor that will provide support to Mississippi families.”

The parking deck is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.

The adjacent hospital expansion, which includes 88 private neonatal intensive care rooms, additional space for surgery and pediatric intensive care, an imaging center designed for children and an outpatient clinic, will be completed in fall 2020.

The new tower and its components will accommodate 30-40 percent more outpatient treatments, 40 percent more surgeries, and double the access to imaging services, according to Guy Giesecke, CEO of Children’s of Mississippi, the umbrella organization that includes Batson Children’s Hospital and all UMMC pediatric care. The addition will also provide an improved overall environment and less waiting time for patients.

Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jackson, Mississippi, office will manage the construction project. The general contractor has completed numerous prominent projects in the state, including the new Westin Jackson and the recently completed District at Eastover mixed-use urban revitalization development in the heart of downtown Jackson. The contractor is ranked fourth nationally among top general contracting companies in healthcare construction by Modern Healthcare magazine, based on 2017 revenues.

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