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News Release: Skanska USA Celebrates Topping Out Milestone for New Center for Women and Children’s Health at Christiana Care Health System

Newark, Delaware – Skanska USA celebrated the topping out of the new Center for Women and Children’s Health building at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware with a ceremony on August 15. The event included remarks by:

  • Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and CEO
  • Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D., OTR/L, FACHE, FAOTA, FABC, chief operating officer, Christiana Care
  • David Paul, M.D., chair of pediatrics and Women & Children’s service line leader, Christiana Care
  • Matthew Hoffman, M.D., MPH, Marie E. Pinizzotto, M.D., Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care
  • Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long
  • Jason Malin, project manager, Skanska.

The eight-story, 388,000-square-foot expansion will include a replacement neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) featuring private rooms with sleep-in space for families; new and expanded labor and delivery suites, including a new labor lounge; private rooms for families after delivery; an expanded triage area; separate admitting and discharge areas, and a continuing care nursery for babies born with special health care needs.

This is the second hospital topping out ceremony Skanska has celebrated this summer. In May, Skanska celebrated the milestone for Inspira Health Network’s new hospital in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. The five story 467,000 square foot hospital will accommodate 204 beds to provide a modern medical center in the heart of Gloucester County.

“Skanska’s extensive healthcare experience allows us to build the highest quality facility that will help Christiana Care staff deliver first-class care to patients and their families,” said Senior Vice President and Account Manager Todd Lofgren. “Together with our partner HKS Architects, we’re proud to build a state-of-the-art Center for Women and Children’s Health with many stand out features, including the new expansion of the Labor and Delivery facility with private rooms for families and a continuing care nursery for babies.”

In addition to acting as construction manager for the project, Skanska also made a capital fund contribution to the Center for Women and Children’s Health at Christiana Care.

“Placing the last beam on the Center for Women & Children’s Health today builds on our excitement as this project comes to life,” said Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D., chief operating officer of Christiana Care. “Skanska’s extensive experience in healthcare makes them a trusted partner, supporting our goal of delivering the highest quality care to patients and families.”

Slated for completion in January 2020, the new expansion is located on the Christiana Hospital campus. This new complex will also feature clinical and logistical support services such as lab, pharmacy and dietary. In addition, the expansion includes a four-level parking garage for patients and visitors near the hospital’s main entrance.


For further information, please contact:

Michael Iacovella, Skanska USA, (917) 438 3377, Michael.Iacovella@skanska.com

Rebecca Devine, Maven Communications, (215) 434-7191, rdevine@mavenagency.com

This and previous releases can also be found at www.usa.skanska.com.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.


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