Robins & Morton recently completed Baptist Health South Florida’s new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon, Florida.
With a construction cost of approximately $28.8 million, the two-story, 37,330-square-foot facility includes nine emergency treatment rooms, eight patient rooms and three chemo treatment rooms. The facility replaces the one that was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Construction on the hospital started in late 2019 and was completed on time. Because of the hurricanes that impact the Middle Keys, the new hospital sits at a higher elevation and features an impact-resistant design, with a strong core of durable tilt-wall concrete. Removable flood barriers are also a part of the design to keep the storm surge out of the building.
“We’re thrilled to be able to turn over the keys to Baptist Health South Florida’s Fishermen’s Community Hospital and play a small part in returning a permanent health care facility to Marathon,” said Bruce Adams, vice president of Robins & Morton.
Robins & Morton, as general contractor, worked with Nelson, which served as project architect.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Robins & Morton has offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Huntsville, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, San Antonio and Tampa.