Wilhelm takes medical experience to Florida
University of Florida Health Jacksonville is building a new six-story medical office complex north of Jacksonville to house multiple services and physicians. The developer and owner of the UF Health Jacksonville project is Landmark Healthcare Facilities, LLC (Landmark). Landmark was the developer and owner of IU Health’s Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis and is one of the nation’s top ten full-service developers of medical complexes, currently owning and managing more than 20 facilities in several states.
Wilhelm worked for Landmark as general contractor on the Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis which wrapped up in 2012. Landmark remembered that experience when planning the UF Health project, says Stuart Armstrong, Landmark’s senior project manager for construction development. Wilhelm was invited to compete for the job because of the company’s high-quality work on the Neuroscience Center with Landmark. Wilhelm is building the project through a joint venture partnership with Perry-McCall Construction. Perry-McCall is a local Jacksonville general contractor with a resume of successful healthcare projects in north Florida.
Satisfied clients are a good measurement of success for Wilhelm’s work. “Wilhelm is an outstanding contractor, and we look forward to having them on our Florida team,” Armstrong says.
Wilhelm veteran project manager Mitch Davison is managing the construction, meaning he oversees the work of every subcontractor hired by the joint venture. Davison is teaming up with project superintendent Carl Smith, one of Perry-McCall’s most seasoned healthcare superintendents. Together Davison and Smith, along with a strong support team will transform a blank site into a state-of-the-art medical campus. Work began in August 2013 and now the full six-story framework is visible from nearby I-95. Davison says, “We are honored to be part of building such an important development for Landmark and UF Health along with our partner, Perry-McCall.”
The medical office complex is scheduled for completion in December 2014. Upon completion, UF Health’s state-of-the-art, 210,000 square-foot medical center will bring the latest technology to northern Jacksonville and surrounding areas. David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., president of UF Health, says, “A major goal of UF Health is to provide convenient, timely health care in a manner that combines medical expertise with the highest levels of hospitality and service. This new state-of-the-art facility, in which both UF faculty and community-based physicians will practice, will do just that.”
The first two floors of the medical office complex will include an emergency department, urgent care, imaging services, women’s health services, operating room suites and interventional rooms. The top four floors will house University of Florida and community physicians.