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Bayhealth Signs Health Campus Project Contract at Golf Outing

Friday, May 20, 2016 | Bayhealth Sussex Campus
On May 19, the Bayhealth Foundation hosted its third annual Spring Golf Tournament at The Rookery North in support of Campaign for Bayhealth – Phase III. The campaign aims to raise $15 million to supplement Bayhealth’s investment in the health campus project. A project milestone was reached during the golf outing with the signing of an Integrated Project Delivery Agreement.

“We are excited to design a health campus in southern Delaware that’s built for a new era in healthcare,” said Bayhealth President & CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE. “The health campus will allow us to operate more efficiently and use the latest technology to improve the patient experience.” CannonDesign and Whiting-Turner are providing the expertise necessary for a project of this magnitude. “We are honored to have them as partners,” he said.

The health campus project – slated to open in early 2019 – involves the use of integrated project delivery (IPD) and features LEAN Led design concepts. IPD is a project delivery method built on collaboration and trust. Effectively structured, trust-based collaboration encourages the owner, designer and builder to focus on project outcomes rather than their individual goals. IPD promises better outcomes and greater value for all involved.

Whiting-Turner, CannonDesign and Bayhealth officially signed the agreement to continue that journey at the golf tournament, known as an Integrated Project Delivery Agreement (IPDA). The contract makes all parties equally responsible for the overall success of the project.

“Teaming with Bayhealth to plan, design and implement this new vision for whole-person health and wellness has been powerfully rewarding for CannonDesign,” said Deb Sheehan, Executive Director of CannonDesign’s Client Strategies Team. “We’ve been able to leverage our comprehensive expertise in partnership with Bayhealth and our build partner, Whiting-Turner, to infuse leading industry intelligence, efficient design and visionary thinking that will empower this health campus to elevate and evolve healthcare delivery for this community over the next century.”

James Martini, Senior Vice President with Whiting-Turner said:  “We are honored to join a formal contractual partnership with CannonDesign and Bayhealth. It will encourage all parties to truly collaborate as one team on this highly complex project.”

Bayhealth is moving forward with the innovative type of project delivery process because the collaborative effort is believed to result in better clinical outcomes, reduced cost and higher patient satisfaction.