Methodist University Hospital Construction Crew Marks Major Milestone: One Million Man Hours Accident-Free

Posted on: June 28, 2018

Turner-Million-Hours-SignSince breaking ground on the Parking Plaza in 2016,  Turner construction has logged one million man hours accident-free on the Methodist University Hospital mater campus plan.

“Safety is extremely important for our patients as well as for the construction crew that is hard at work building our new tower,” said Methodist University President Roland Cruickshank. “We are excited to be celebrating with Turner Construction as they reach the significant milestone of one million man hours worked without any accidents.”

MUH broke ground on the $275 million master campus plan October 5, 2016. This is the largest transformational project in the history of the Memphis Medical District and will elevate care for Memphis and the Mid-South.

Highlights of the $275 million master campus plan include:

  • Consolidation of all transplant services into a two-floor inpatient/outpatient comprehensive Transplant Institute.
  • Combining the West Cancer Center location on Union Avenue with hospital-based inpatient and surgical services, creating one comprehensive cancer center.
  • State-of-the-art patient tower featuring large private rooms and enhancing efficiency for physicians and nurses.
  • Consolidating outpatient care in the new tower, making these services easily accessible from the newly constructed parking plaza.

The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.