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Fast Facts

Location:

Off I-79 at Exit 124/Jerry Dove Drive in Bridgeport

Beds:

292 private inpatient rooms and 24 observation rooms

Total Square Feet:

New United Hospital Center is 681,440 square foot, eight-level structure
(compared to the previous UHC at 440,000 square feet)

Parking:

New United Hospital Center has 2,570 parking spaces (up from 1,376 at the previous UHC)

Services:

  • Acute beds in critical care, telemetry, medical, surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics
  • Sub-acute beds in transitional care and behavioral health
  • Inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services
  • Other services including nationally accredited comprehensive community cancer center, emergency department, invasive cardiology

Key Features:

The new United Hospital Center is designed around the environment with the patient, family, staff and community in mind; enhanced patient privacy; a high level of technology integration; improved access

Jobs:

Construction phase - Ranged from 50 to more than 600 workers on site when construction was at its peak. UHC has signed a Project Labor Agreement with the North Central West Virginia Building and Construction Trades Council to supply craftsmen for the project.

2010 - Addition of at least 60 full time positions

Project Cost:

Approximately $300 Million

Cost Breakdown:

Facility and Design - $206,632,000
Equipment and Moving - $47,830,000
Bond Insurance and Financing Costs - $8,014,000
Construction Period Interest Expense - $13,581,000
Inspections, Permits, Insurance and Other - $2,005,000

Timeline:

2006: Site work begins
2007: Building construction begins
2010: opens

Project Architect:

Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tenn.

Civil Engineering Design:

Hornor Brothers Engineers, Clarksburg, W.Va.

Construction Management:

Balfour Beatty, Nashville, Tenn.

Bond Insurance:

AMBAC

Investment Banker/ Underwriter:

UBS Investment Bank
Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc.

Financial Advisors:

Shattuck Hammond Partners
Ernst & Young

Legal Advisors:

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Spilman Thomas Battle, PLLC

(681) 342-1000 (please note the area code has changed)

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