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Turner Construction Company JANUARY 10 www. bus- ex. com 115 Turner Construction is putting the finishing touches on the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, the most comprehensive cancer care facility between Boston and New York, Iris Seymour reports healing A mong the strengths that Turner Construction Company brings to local construction and building services projects are the stability and resource capabilities of a large national corporation. In fact, Turner ranks among the top three in major segments of the construction industry, with construction volume of $ 10.7 billion in 2008. Turner's latest project in Connecticut is the construction of a $ 250 million cancer center for Yale- New Haven Hospital in New Haven, known as the Smilow Cancer Hospital. The 14- story specialty hospital, with 511,000 square feet of space, will offer cancer patients state- of- the- art care and treatment, and it will be the most comprehensive cancer care facility between Boston and New York City. The project is expected to achieve LEED certification. Turner broke ground in September 2006 and expects to complete construction by April 2010. The hospital was officially dedicated this past October when the facility's first patients were welcomed to the radiation oncology center. The remaining cancer care services will be available over the next few months. A sizable gift made Smilow Cancer Hospital possible, coming from Joel E. Smilow, the former chair, president and CEO of Playtex Products, Inc. Smilow, an alumnus of Yale University, is one of the university's most generous benefactors. The hospital is a steel frame structure, enclosed with a terracotta- and- glass unitized panel system. Three bridges and a tunnel will connect the new cancer center to the main hospital's structures. The hospital is the largest- ever healthcare construction project in Connecticut history, and it will offer inpatient and outpatient cancer services for both adults and children. A lot of thought went into the design of the hospital, with particular consideration to cancer patients who are children. It will connect to the Yale- New Haven Children's Hospital so that children being treated for cancer can remain hospitalized with other pediatric patients at the hospital. It also connects to Yale- New Haven Hospital's North Pavilion, and it will link with three additional pavilions at the main hospital.