SOURCE: Del-Sano

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December 12, 2011 15:28 ET

Del-Sano Contracting Announces Completion of the Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center's New Pediatric Care Center and Women's Health Center

Del-Sano Further Enhances the Hospital's Gold LEED-Certified Status

UNION, NJ--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Del-Sano Contracting Corporation, a general contracting, design/build and construction management services firm, today announced the completion of the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Care Center and Women's Health Center for St. Joseph's Healthcare System. The 3,500 square foot satellite medical facility is located on the first floor of the Gold LEED-certified Garden Street Lofts building at the corner of Garden and 14th Streets in Hoboken, N.J.

Del-Sano Contracting completed the Garden Street Lofts construction project in 2009, which received the prestigious Award of Merit from New York Construction that year. The pediatric and women's care center build-out has followed in the same vein with LEED-qualified materials, recycling, low VOC content, and indoor air quality standards. The Garden Street Lofts' high performance building standards and product sustainability were not compromised; and the completed interior building product is also in sync with the hospital guide on LEED credits.

The new Pediatric Care and Women's Health Center conveys a contemporary setting enhanced with soft and warm finishes, a cloud-like ceiling and a conversational Moto Art receiving desk. The desk was built from a former DC-8 airplane. The airplane, an element of the Children's Hospital logo, is a signature feature at many St. Joseph's Children's Hospital locations. The brightly appointed patient care center includes exam and diagnostic space beginning at the patient triage room, then child and female exam rooms, as well as an ultrasound diagnostic area. All of the exam rooms are finished with sanitary impervious flooring and base, and the tidy wall covering finishes are joined with custom mill work and staged with hand-washing sinks. There are ceramic tiled ADA restrooms, for adult use as well as the pediatric patients.

"St. Joseph's is a top-rated children's hospital and this new facility will extend its ability to serve women, children and their families, in Hudson County and Hoboken," explained Angelo Del Russo, CEO of Del-Sano. "Hoboken has been a very important area for our construction business during the last 20 years and we are thrilled to see a renowned group and experienced healthcare teams establish this contemporary medical care center in the Garden Street Lofts building, in our opinion a LEED 'GEM' at Hoboken's North End."

Del Russo added that "This was a 'fast-tracked' project from the beginning and required our team to leverage our experience and relationships to ensure that the project was completed on time, within budget and, most importantly, met the high standards set by Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center."

"St. Joseph's has been a part of the Hoboken community for approximately 15 years. We're proud to continue this relationship by providing a broad spectrum of advanced specialty services to Hoboken-area families in this new convenient location. The center is bright, comfortable and designed with kids in mind," said William A. McDonald, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

The Del-Sano team included Frank Puig, project superintendent; Donald Young, construction project manager; and Kelly Mack, project assistant. Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. of Arlington, Texas was the architectural firm on the project with James G. Gary, RA, planner; Karin Taylor, RID, interior designer; and Cheryl Hadash, project manager Buro-Happold of New York, N.Y. was the MEP engineer.

About Del-Sano
Del-Sano Contracting Corporation Del-Sano Contracting Corporation is a leading provider of high quality general contracting construction; construction management and design build services. With a strong attention to detail, Del-Sano has been effectively providing its services to a wide array of clients since 1975. The company has been ranked by New York Construction magazine among the top general contractors in New Jersey. Del-Sano Contracting Corp and their team has built and managed projects for organizations in the healthcare, housing (i.e. affordable, special needs and aging communities) institutional, recreational, educational, corporate, and retail industries. Del-Sano is a member of the United States Green Building Council and is committed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for high performance buildings and sustainable construction. For more information on Del-Sano, visit www.delsano.com.

About St. Joseph's
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1867, St. Joseph's Healthcare System has grown in size and scope of service to encompass St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary medical center and state-designated trauma center including acute care comprehensive St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, a state-designated children's hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, an acute care community hospital and division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Wayne, NJ; and St. Vincent's Nursing Home, a long-term skilled nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ. For more information about St. Joseph's leading edge programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.754.SJHS (7547).

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