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Site work is underway on Bayhealth's $300 million health campus project

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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In early May, the Delaware Health Resources Board approved Bayhealth's Certificate of Public Review on a $300 million health campus project in southern Delaware, clearing the way for construction. Site work is underway, and crews are hard at work clearing the property for construction of the approximately 437,000-square-foot hospital and outpatient center just off Route 1 in Milford.

"We're thrilled to get this project underway," said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE. "When the project is complete, it will be a valuable asset to the community. While construction is ongoing, it will create construction jobs, helping to make an impact on our local economy."

According to Whiting-Turner, extensive site preparation must take place on the 165-acre health campus property, including work on the construction of a storm-water management pond on the south end of the site. Dozens of construction vehicles are also working to clear debris and other structures from the property.

Scheduled to admit its first patient in 2019, the health campus will include a six-story hospital with an expanded emergency department, additional operating and cardiac procedure rooms, all private patient rooms, and a cafeteria with outdoor seating. Additional services will be available in a separate 70,000-square-foot outpatient center on the health campus.

Nemours Children's Health System will provide specialized services for children and seniors in a separate building on the health campus.

For the most up-to-date information on the health campus project, go to

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Original Publication Date: July 15, 2016

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