St. Francis Medical Center is a 270,000 SF, 163-bed patient tower addition to the existing campus. The purpose of this
project was to replace all existing private patient rooms, with larger, more functional family-friendly rooms.
Future growth will be accommodated by shelling three floors that can accommodate up to 66 additional patients and 17
LDRPs in a new Maternal Child Center. The addition also includes a new main entry and lobby, a pharmacy, conference center,
and dietary facilities.
As project executive for St. Francis Medical Center I was responsible for not only tracking expenses generated by consultants
and construction managers but owner reported projects expenses. All expenses were categorized and allocated to budgets; as the
projects progressed the budgets were continuously evaluated and budget adjustments made to provide the project with the greatest
value for the available funds.
Coordination with the owner, design architect, construction manager and consultants was important to keeping the project on
schedule. Also, since the project was an addition, phasing was critical to prevent interruption to patient care. As the project executive
I was responsible for bringing in consultants at the "right" time, issuing requests for proposals and contracts, budget, schedule and
general overall management.