FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ANF Group, Inc ., a South Florida based construction management firm, announced today the completion of the 170,000-square-foot Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital – the first free standing children's hospital in Broward County.
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The hospital's unique 4-story building and new central energy plant is designed to earn Gold Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification, which includes environmentally friendly features that will improve performance and efficiency in the use of water, energy and other resources.
"We are incredibly proud of the successful completion of this magnificent project and are honored to have been a part of it," said Nelson Fernandez, vice president of ANF Group, Inc. "Our involvement reflects the faith and trust we have built with Memorial Healthcare System during our 18 year relationship. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the years to come."
"We selected ANF Group because of their strong healthcare experience and genuine understanding of the specialty construction elements a project of this kind needs," said Nina Beauchesne, administrator, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. "ANF has proven to be a tremendous facilitator in working through difficult design issues as the project progressed – they have been a true team player. ANF Group has proved to be a valued partner over the years and through many projects with Memorial Healthcare System."
The children's hospital displays an overall theme of "Power of Play" with each floor presenting themes of Sports, Arts, Games and Dreams. The building contains a pediatric ambulatory and laboratory facility, family resource centers, surgical services, a 24-bed inpatient unit, pediatric imaging services, an