Baptist Health South Campus’ Lobby Renovations win ABC Excellence in Construction Award

Auld & White Constructors was retained by Baptist Health to renovate its Baptist Medical Center – South Campus at the I-95 medical corridor. This project was a significant refresh of the 15-year-old hospital’s main entrance, lobby, cafeteria, gift shop, information/security, and conference rooms.

Originally set up in six phases, AWC was able to eliminate two phases through strategic project management, clear communication, and coordinated efforts with Baptist Health which saved time and allowed for the project to finish on time, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included working in several areas that had been vacated; repurposing and creating temporary spaces for functions such as the gift shop, offices, and cafeteria; and continually moving and coordinating paths of traffic and egress.

Pictured above from left to right: Johnny Debile – Auld & White Constructors, Superintendent; Kimberly Hansen – Baptist Health System Director, Construction; Christopher Todd – Baptist Health Director, Plant Facilities; Nicole Thomas – Baptist Medical Center, President; and Nathan Marty – Auld & White Constructors, CEO and President.

“Your project team was extraordinarily helpful and flexible in partnering with us as our staff (and the rest of the world) faced this new trial [COVID-19] and still kept the project on schedule.

Kimberly Hansen, P.E. – System Director, Construction

The goal for Baptist Medical Center’s South Campus Lobby Renovation project was to modernize multiple spaces and elevate this first-class facility to provide a superior patient experience. Updates included the addition of a Starbucks, an upgraded dining area, and a top-notch kitchen offering a wide variety of healthy food options.

Additionally, the main entrance and lobby corridor were upgraded with new floors and finishes to produce a favorable first impression of the main artery of this busy hospital. Because the lobby/entry space can set the tone for patients and visitors, it was important to be designed to be a clean, well-lit, and welcoming space. The result was a serene new space, with resort-like amenities, that sets the stage for a positive stay.