The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously selected the construction management firm of Parsons for program management services relating to capital infrastructure projects at Grossmont Hospital that will be financed by last year’s successful voter-approved Proposition “G” bond measure.
According to Dr. John Hardebeck, 2007 president of the GHD board of directors, Parsons will be involved with technical management and project execution on construction projects as specified in the Grossmont Hospital Facilities Master Site Plan. Construction activity is expected to begin this summer starting with completion of the hospital's emergency and critical care center. Improvements planned at the hospital include 90 new patient beds to support a growing population, compliance with earthquake standards and upgrading the 51-year-old hospital's electrical, plumbing, along with other building systems infrastructure to support state-of-the-art medical technology.
According to Hardebeck, a number of firms were invited to submit proposals and leading firms were interviewed, graded and ranked. Observers included members of the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, which is reviewing all District activities relating to Proposition “G” expenditures. Parsons was selected based on the firm’s expertise with previous similar projects, he said. The District is executing a 90-day agreement with Parsons so that work may commence while staffing plans and communication protocols are determined. Parsons’ Ed Caillouette, area manager, and Rick White, senior program manager with Parsons’ Healthcare Group, are currently the District’s contacts.
Founded in 1944, Parsons is one of the largest 100-percent employee owned engineering and construction management companies in the U.S., with more than 10,000 employees in offices worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets, such as specialty systems, planning, transportation, infrastructure, industrial processes, communications, water, environmental and advanced technology. Parsons provides technical and management solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional and local government agencies.
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region, was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital. It serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. Hospital In 1991, the District leased the hospital's operation to Sharp HealthCare under a 30-year lease that runs through the year 2021. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.