Overland Park, Kansas, November 30, 2020 – On Friday, November 13, GE Johnson placed the final precast beam on the AdventHealth South Overland Park Expansion project in Overland Park.
The milestone was celebrated with a socially distanced ceremony with AdventHealth, the design team, community leaders, and construction trade partners. Jim Johnson, GE Johnson president and CEO, and Alan Verrill, MD, president and CEO of AdventHealth South Overland Park, both spoke on the accomplishments the team has reached since they broke ground in October 2019. The event has been followed by a series of hard hat tours, allowing hospital staff to get a look at the space while following COVID-19 distancing guidelines.
Howard Tapia, GE Johnson senior superintendent, said, “It took an incredible amount of partnering, planning, and team work to achieve this milestone. We are grateful to work with such caring and motivated partners committed to the success of this project. In addition to design, schedule, attention to managing cost and quality, COVID-19 created an entire new set of challenges to navigate to ensure all our staff and craft workforces remain safe and productive. Our teams have shown an incredible amount of ingenuity and flexibility to adjust to virtual meetings, masks, social distancing, and ever-evolving best practices, all while providing the same high level of service required to build such a complex and impactful project!”
The new 193,000-square-foot, 85-bed hospital will include a new birth center, cardiac care, surgical services, and intensive care unit. The Central Utility Plant provides power, emergency power backup, domestic water, and heating and cooling water to the hospital and is sized to accommodate all further expansion needs. The project is currently slated to complete in Summer of 2021.
About GE Johnson Construction Company
For more than half a century, GE Johnson Construction Company has been dedicated to enriching our communities by leading and building projects with the best people and ideas. The company embraces the power of ingenuity and trusting relationships, and values integrity, safety, collaboration, and excellence. GE Johnson is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with offices in: Denver and Vail, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Lenexa, Kansas.