Stevens Construction has started construction of a 57,000-square-foot, post-acute care skilled nursing unit for Lee Health, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

Developed by Aquila Healthcare Development, Lee Health is leasing the three-story, 75-bed medical facility, which will provide post-acute services for patients needing short-term medical recovery and rehabilitation after their hospital stays.

With architectural services provided by Studio+, Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit is designed with a homelike approach with three separate units, each housing an open-concept living room, kitchen, nurse station and 25 private patient beds with convenient access to the occupational and physical therapy rooms.

“The addition of the 75 beds in the new skilled nursing unit near Gulf Coast Medical Center is an existing and welcome addition to the continuum of care in Southwest Florida,” says Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health President & CEO. “We are very appreciative to Stevens Construction for the quick commencement of construction and the quality of their work. We look forward to having these additional beds and the quality, skilled care available for our community next season.”

Located at 13960 Plantation Road, Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit is slated for completion in 2019.

About Aquila Healthcare Development

Aquila Healthcare Development delivers turn-key real estate solutions which provide patient-centered and state-of-the-art healthcare environments to support long-term strategy for healthcare clients.

About Stevens Construction

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.