HCA Northwest Medical Center recently achieved a major construction milestone on its new expansion project in Margate, Fla.

A topping out ceremony was held to mark the placement of the final beam on Northwest Medical Center’s vertical bed tower expansion, adding 61 new patient beds to the existing facility. The two-story tower will add 22 cardiac care unit beds, six neonatal intensive care unit beds, and 33 medical/surgical beds for a total of 289 beds.

The bed tower is expected to be completed in spring 2019 and is part of a $650 million major capital investment initiative.

DPR, the general contractor, is utilizing self-perform teams to execute several scopes of work.