Turner Tops Out at the Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village
Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that the team working on the Design-Build Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village at MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, California celebrated the topping out milestone to recognize the final steel beam being placed onto the 80,000 square foot, four-story medical building.
Officials, staff, donors, and patient families gathered to celebrate the completion of the next phase of construction. Jacob O’Donnell, field representative for Senator Lena A. Gonzalez, presented Miller Children’s and Women’s leaders with a certificate of recognition in honor of the project.
Miller Children’s and Women’s provides care for patients in multiple medical offices throughout Long Beach. The Children’s Village is intended to provide all specialties within a single building so that patients and their families no longer have to travel to multiple locations for care. The Children’s Village will offer access to pediatric doctors in more than 36 specialties, as well as a range of services all in one location.
“It’s been exciting to see the project transition from block diagrams and cardboard mock-ups to a standing structure,” said Vernon Southerland, Project Executive at Turner. “We are looking forward to the next major phase of the project which is installing the offsite, prefabricated panels. The penalization approach should save us three months on our dry-in, which will be a huge benefit to the project.” Southerland continued, “Besides the schedule savings, the offsite fabrication will help address the labor shortage we have in the region.”
The Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village is set to open in 2021.