Milestone reached in reconstruction of Sentara Leigh Hospital |Sentara Healthcare
Sentara.com
You have saved None as your preferred region Undo or Change Region
HR
Hampton Roads
Login for:
Search:
Go Search
Home News News Archives 2014 Archive Milestone reached in reconstruction of Sentara Leigh Hospital

Milestone reached in reconstruction of Sentara Leigh Hospital 

Skip navigation links
Sentara News Home
Online Newsroom
News Archives
Sentara in the News

‘Topping Off’ of West Tower marks end of steel work, beginning of finish work.

Sentara Leigh Hospital Beam in new towerNorfolk, VA (May 2014) – A topping off ceremony marked the end of steel frame construction for the new West Tower at Sentara Leigh Hospital and the beginning of closing in the building. A topping off ceremony involves team members signing a white-painted steel beam that is then hoisted by crane to the top of the structure and placed for posterity. The beam also had an evergreen tree attached, which is a tradition among steelworkers.

The West Tower will be a mirror image of the East Tower, which opened to patients in November of 2013. The East Tower is the site of the world’s largest clinical trial on whether copper-infused hard surfaces and linens will help prevent hospital-acquired infections. The West Tower will also be outfitted with copper materials when it opens in 2015.

Sentara Leigh Hospital West TowerSentara Leigh Hospital is in the midst of a four-year on-site demolition and replacement project involving two five-story patient towers, an atrium entrance, a staff parking deck and new areas for outpatient care, education and meetings, all of which is scheduled for completion in 2016.

The project has been an engineering challenge, due to the need to demolish segments of the 1977 structure in order to build the new facilities almost within the same footprint and just a few feet from active patient rooms.

For more health information and the latest news, visit Sentara News or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Contact Us
Get Social with Sentara Sentara on Facebook Sentara on Twitter Sentara on Flickr Sentara on FourSquare Sentara Today Blog Sentara on YouTube
Your community, not-for-profit health partner.
Copyright © 2014 Sentara Healthcare.
Contact Us   About Sentara Healthcare   Privacy Policy   User Agreement   Mobile Site