Sentara and Hammes Celebrate Topping Out of Sentara CarePlex West
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May 9, 2007 - Hampton , VA - Hammes Company and Sentara commemorate the completion of the steel structure of Sentara CarePlex West, a 3-story, 72,000 square foot medical office building and fitness center located at the corner of Coliseum Drive and Hampton Roads Center Parkway.

The topping out celebration is a traditional event held by construction crews once the steel frame of a new building is complete. The final uppermost steel beam will be set in place May 10 at 1:00 p.m. with workers and project team members signing their names on the beam prior to its installation. The flying of the American flag from the top of the building will mark the date of this special occasion.

Conveniently located directly across Coliseum Drive from Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Sentara CarePlex West focuses on improving health and fitness. Debuting December 2007, Sentara CarePlex West will be home to an array of outpatient offerings including rehabilitation services, women’s imaging, and Sentara’s comprehensive weight loss program coupled with private weight loss surgery expertise.

Sentara’s existing fitness center, presently located about one mile away at the corner of Magruder Boulevard and Butler Farm Road will also be relocated to the new building. Occupying two stories of the new facility, the fitness center will offer the community improved access to much-needed health fitness services in a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Current and future members will experience a new aquatic complex, medically integrated programs, and amenities. Current members or those interested in more information about membership should contact the fitness center at 766-2658.

“We’re excited to offer Peninsula residents complementary outpatient wellness services in a convenient location at Sentara CarePlex West. Weight loss expertise and rehabilitation services combined with an impressive fitness center offers area residents ease for true quality of life changes to improve their health,” says Debra Flores, administrator of Sentara CarePlex Hospital. “A creative combination of services will be offered at this site, that are not currently offered nearby today,” Flores continues.

Private physicians and additional Sentara services are continuing to commit to office space at Sentara CarePlex West. Approximately 70% of the total office space is already committed. Leasing information is available through Hammes Company at 594-6172.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital, is a technologically advanced acute care hospital located in Hampton, Virginia featuring 194 private patient rooms. The facility has the Peninsula’s first “smart” operating rooms and a campus-wide fiberoptic backbone to support transfer of filmless, digital diagnostic images. Sentara CarePlex Hospital also offers eICU®, a highly advanced electronic monitoring system for intensive care patients, outpatient diagnostic imaging, advanced surgical capabilities, a hospitalist program, Cancer Institute, and one of the state's largest emergency departments. Two medical office buildings on the campus provide access to hundreds of specialists.

Hammes Company is the nation’s top rated developer of health care facilities for the eighth year in a row, according to Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual rankings. The firm has 17 regional offices across the country, with a local office in Port Warwick, Newport News. Hourigan Construction, Virginia Beach, and Clark-Nexsen Architects, Norfolk, complete the project team for Sentara CarePlex West.


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