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EMS Station #76 Project Complete

EMS Station #76 Project Complete

  • Friday, May 13, 2016 9:35 AM

Construction is complete for the EMS Station #76 project. This project included new construction of a 5,400 sq.ft. emergency station to house a crew of two paramedics per shift and two ambulance bays. The station is located on the corner of Logan Blvd and Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples, FL. DeAngelis Diamond project team included Project Manager Chris Dill, Superintendent Dan Turner, and Project Coordinator Amelia Johnson.

DeAngelis Diamond Attends the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference 2016

DeAngelis Diamond Attends the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference 2016

  • Monday, May 9, 2016 1:24 PM

DeAngelis Diamond attended the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, Colorado this month. Argentum is the largest national trade association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities. This conference is the premiere professional development and business networking event in the industry. The four day conference includes educational sessions, an exposition with leading suppliers and vendors in the industry, and a plethora of professional networking opportunities. DeAngelis Diamond has extensive experience building assisted living facilities around the United States and looks forward to Argentum Executive Conference 2017!

Punta Gorda Airport Terminal Expansion Complete

Punta Gorda Airport Terminal Expansion Complete

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 2:38 PM

DeAngelis Diamond has completed construction of the Punta Gorda Airport Terminal. The project consisted of a 40,000 sq.ft. expansion and a 16,000 sq.ft. renovation. The 24,000 sq.ft. terminal expansion will accommodate 5 airlines by expanding the ticketing area, adding hold rooms, improving security and a baggage claim belt. The 16,000 sq.ft. renovation to the existing terminal incorporates all of the customer service counters and TSA security screening within the terminal building. The DeAngelis Diamond project team included Project Manager, Chris Dill, and Superintendent, Jay Zwack.

Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida Project Complete

Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida Project Complete

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:10 AM

The Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida was completed this month. The 5,318 sq.ft. project was completed in 4.5 months and consisted of a one story office building with parking. Project team consisted of Project Manager, Amy Gabbard, and Project Coordinator, Amelia Johnson.

DeAngelis Diamond Attends Inside Self Storage World Expo 2016

DeAngelis Diamond Attends Inside Self Storage World Expo 2016

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:39 AM

DeAngelis Diamond attended the Inside Self-Storage World Expo this week in Las Vegas. This conference held classes, a tradeshow, key note speakers and different networking events all pertaining to the growing self storage industry. Marketing Director, Kaisa Schmidt, Executive Project Manager, David Kovalik, and Project Manager Eric Spade attended. 

Psychiatric hospital design caters to patient populations

Psychiatric hospital design caters to patient populations

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:22 AM
DeAngelis Diamond was featured in Behavioral Healthcare Insight for Executives in the article below;
North Tampa Behavioral Health, a 53,000 square foot, 75 bed acute psychiatric hospital located in Wesley Chapel, Fla., opened in October 2013 under Acadia Healthcare. Built to help the people of Pasco and surrounding counties with mental health issues—including veterans—the project took more than eight months from start to finish.

“Acadia purchased the certificate of need and the building about halfway through construction,” says Abbey Brown, director of business development, North Tampa Behavioral Health. JJCA Architects were used and the general contractor was Deangelis Diamond Health Care Group, according to Acadia leadership.

New construction—tentatively scheduled for a January 2017 completion—will expand the facility to 80,500 square feet and accommodate more patients with 48 additional beds in a double-decker unit. Other additions will include a state-of-the-art training area and the doubling of North Tampa’s outpatient and partial hospitalization sections.

“We’re situated on 24 acres of mostly wetlands and conservation, and only 12.2 acres are developmental areas, so we’ve had to be very cognizant when talking about construction,” says Brown. “Florida has very interesting environmental laws, and of course we want to make sure we’re respecting the conservation area. It’s a great therapeutic setting, but it has definitely been challenging.”

Patient entry

In Florida, involuntary hospitalization for psychiatry is allowed under the Baker Act of 1971, so law enforcement can admit those who are at risk to themselves or others to North Tampa. The facility also accepts those with substance use disorders that have been ordered to treatment under the Marchman Act of 1993.

“A voluntary patient can come through our front foyer—which has full windows, a nice desk, large ceilings, and is very aesthetically pleasing—and feel safe and secure, but we also have a side entrance with an ambulance bay if someone needs to be brought directly to the floor or has more intense psychiatric needs,” says Brown.

North Tampa’s 75 beds are divided into three separate units that are identical in appearance. Unit A is specifically for acute, chronically and persistently mentally ill patients; unit B houses North Tampa’s 28-day substance abuse program and a military and veteran program, CORE; and unit C is for voluntary patients with depression and anxiety.

Brown says putting a 75-year-old patient with dementia in the same unit as a 25-year-old, suicidal transgender patient, for example, would not be an ideal mix, which is why North Tampa is mindful of its patient populations and separates them within the space.  

“We’re a unique entity because we stand alone. We don’t have an emergency room—we’re just a psychiatric hospital,” she says. “A lot of other psychiatric hospitals have been renovated which can cause challenges, but being built from the ground up has provided us with some flexibility, and we’re able to offer a more controlled environment based on our milieu.”

Safety and aesthetics 

For safety reasons, Brown says, when patients first come in to be assessed, they must enter through a locked door where they’re put into a waiting room. Additionally, all doors on each unit are two-way and can be pushed from any direction in order to prevent patients from barricading themselves in a room.

Similarly, North Tampa’s intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program is connected to the rest of the building, but sits securely on its own side with a separate entrance and parking lot; access is gained by swiping in and out.

Brown says that for safety reasons, appropriate lighting must be used throughout the facility at all times. At night, hallway lights are dimmed, but nurses must be able to see from down the hall.  However, patients can still appreciate natural lighting and views of the outdoors on their units.

“On each unit, there’s a couple of offices as well as a large group area and group rooms with windows that go from your waist to the ceiling—and our ceilings are very high,” Brown says. “Patients can look out over our conservation land and get light and Florida sunshine.”
The facility also features laminate flooring throughout, which Brown says, makes it feel more upscale.

“Part of therapeutic thought processes is the environment you’re in, and North Tampa is a very calming facility that doesn’t feel or smell like a hospital,” she says. “I live in this community and at my kid’s school people have said ‘oh, that’s a hospital? I thought it was a hotel.’”

North Tampa’s grounds feature a full basketball court and a quarter-mile walking trail, and patients can enjoy the outdoors up to six times a day. The facility also has a full indoor gym.

“When you think about mind, body, and spirit, exercise is important,” says Brown. “We have a full recreation therapy staff and try to move them throughout the facility so they’re not just stuck on the unit.” 


by Julia Brown
DeAngelis Diamond Ranked #3 on Top 50 Contractors List

DeAngelis Diamond Ranked #3 on Top 50 Contractors List

  • Friday, April 8, 2016 4:08 PM

DeAngelis Diamond was ranked 3rd on Business Observer's Top 50 Contractors List 2016!

DeAngelis Diamond Hires Six New Team Members

DeAngelis Diamond Hires Six New Team Members

  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:33 PM

DD welcomes six new team members. Brian Simper, Jason McRae, Jeff Hill, Justin Greenawalt, Peter Burlingame and Kevin Smith #honortobuild

Mark Turner Gets Promoted to Chief Estimator

Mark Turner Gets Promoted to Chief Estimator

  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:21 PM

Mark Turner graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, and has over 20 years of Construction Experience. Mark loves to play golf, has three children ages 11-15 and enjoys days on the lake with his family.

 

 

DD Supports The Salvation Army at 12th Annual Rackets Up! Tennis Tournament

DD Supports The Salvation Army at 12th Annual Rackets Up! Tennis Tournament

  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:29 PM

DD was a proud sponsor at the 12th Annual Rackets Up! tennis tournament benefiting The Salvation Army Child Care Center.  John Hagan, Anna DeAngelis, Andrew Seneski and B.J. Brundage represented the company. 

Lennar Hosts Treviso Bay Clubhouse Walk Through

Lennar Hosts Treviso Bay Clubhouse Walk Through

  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:49 AM

Treviso Bay Clubhouse held a successful open house with 500+ guests. Lennar hosted the walk through to show the residents of Treviso Bay how far along their new clubhouse is coming. The grand opening is less than 90 days away and the reviews were extremely complementary and enthusiastic. The project team includes Project Manager, Stewart Redden, Superintendents, Robert Beiter and Jeff Borngraeber, and Field Engineer, Stephen Wilson.

DeAngelis Diamond Awarded Collier's Reserve Clubhouse Renovation & Boathouse Addition

DeAngelis Diamond Awarded Collier's Reserve Clubhouse Renovation & Boathouse Addition

  • Monday, March 28, 2016 4:07 PM

DeAngelis Diamond has been selected as the construction manager for clubhouse renovation and boathouse addition for the Collier's Reserve Country Club project. 

DeAngelis Diamond Awarded Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Project

DeAngelis Diamond Awarded Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Project

  • Monday, March 28, 2016 2:35 PM

DeAngelis Diamond has been awarded the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center OR & Cath Addition and Renovation. This is a $10 million, full LEAN IPD project located in Bradenton, FL. 

ASHE PDC Summit 2016

ASHE PDC Summit 2016

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:28 AM

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group attended the ASHE PDC Summit 2016, in San Diego, CA. The PDC Summit brings together senior leaders working in all disciplines of health care planning, design, and construction to learn, network and discover ways to create value for health care built environment. 

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group Attends Lean Conference

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group Attends Lean Conference

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:53 AM

DAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group attended the 17th LCI Congress this month in Boston, MA. LCI Congress is a networking and learning opportunity focusing on the practice of Lean construction. The conference offers classes, keynote speakers, a tradeshow and networking opportunities. 

Joshua Rhodes, Senior Project Manager, Joins DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group

Joshua Rhodes, Senior Project Manager, Joins DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group

  • Friday, March 11, 2016 4:10 PM

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group welcomes Senior Project Manager, Joshua Rhodes. Joshua has been in the construction industry for twelve years. He graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering Technologies in 2006. Previously, Joshua worked for JE Dunn Construction as a Senior Project Manager and has completed multiple projects ranging from 1,500 sq.ft. to 280,000 sq.ft. He has extensive experience working in the healthcare industry: some of his top projects include Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, VA, Eastside Medical Center North Tower Expansion and Renovations in Snellville, GA and Brandon Regional Medical Center 3rd Floor Buildout and Emergency Department Expansion and Renovations in Brandon, FL.

Joshua grew up on a cattle and tobacco farm in Kentucky. He enjoys spending time outdoors and competing in high endurance events such as triathlons and Ragnar Relays. He and his wife, Katie, are expecting their third child in September. Joshua and Katie enjoy spending a substantial amount of time volunteering at their church and local charity, Our Kids.

Joshua will be based at the DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Groups’ Nashville Office, opening Summer 2016.

DeAngelis Diamond Named Gold Fit Friendly Worksite, 2 Years in a Row

DeAngelis Diamond Named Gold Fit Friendly Worksite, 2 Years in a Row

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016 1:55 PM

DeAngelis Diamond has been named a Gold Fit- Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for the 2nd year in a row.  DeAngelis Diamond practices worksite wellness by providing healthy snack choices and bottles of water throughout the office. Employees are also provided a wellness reimbursement each month, to go towards gym memberships, yoga classes, weight management programs, etc. Family events are also held about 5 times a year and are highly encouraged for employees to participate, ranging from company paintball games, to participating in the local American Heart Association Heart Walk.  

Being a fit-friendly worksite means actively promoting healthy living throughout the organization. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement allows companies to qualify for bronze, silver, or gold level recognition based on their index score. Companies who achieve Gold level recognition will be eligible to apply for the prestigious American Heart Association Healthiest Workplace Award.

DD Makes ENR National Top 400 in 2015

DD Makes ENR National Top 400 in 2015

  • Monday, December 28, 2015 12:49 PM

DeAngelis Diamond Construction and Healthcare Group has made the ENR top 400 contractors list for 2015. The list is nationwide, and rates top contractors throughout the United States based on profitability for the previous year. As a group the top 400 generated $331.4 billion in contracting revenue in 2014.

A study from the article also shows a rise in contracting firms embracing more LEAN process techniques throughout the year. DeAngelis Diamond has been focusing on LEAN principles by hosting companywide presentations and trainings, and has travelled to universities introducing LEAN methods to upcoming construction management graduates.

John DeAngelis, Co-Founder of DeAngelis Diamond says, “We are honored to be among the top 400 companies in our industry and we have never been more excited about our future trajectory. Our team members are our greatest asset and we are proud of their efforts to build a great company that stands the test of time.”

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group Completes First Freestanding ER in Collier County

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group Completes First Freestanding ER in Collier County

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:54 AM

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group has completed the first Freestanding ER in Collier County. Completed ahead of schedule, the 43,000 square foot emergency department and physician offices facility is located on the northeast side of Naples, at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard.

The project sits on a 3.35 acre site, and includes a 12,000 square foot full service emergency department designed and constructed utilizing Lean principles. The freestanding ER includes a radiology department, CT scan, Flouro, X-ray and MRI, full laboratory, blood center, pharmaceutical supply, teleneurology robot for remote consults, behavioral health risk patient intake, and treatment rooms. The ER will be staffed and equipped to handle any medical emergency.

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group has completed 80 projects with Naples Community Healthcare System since 2007.

University of Florida Fall Career Fair

University of Florida Fall Career Fair

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:46 AM

DeAngelis Diamond? is attending the University of Florida fall career fair today in Gainesville. We are excited to recruit more Gators to join our DD team!