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Friday, January 19, 2007

NCH Briggs Health Pavilion Celebrates Official Grand Opening

On Saturday, January 20th, executives from Gates McVey, and Naples Community Hospital, will congregate to celebrate the official Grand Opening ceremony at the $15 million NCH Briggs Health Pavilion.

Gates McVey recently completed construction of the impressive new 3-Story Wellness Center which is located on the corner of 4th Avenue North and US 41 in beautiful downtown Naples. This new landmark building is over 80,000 SF and features a variety of fabulous amenities and state-of-the-art equipment on each floor. Whirlpools, saunas, massage rooms and a special-needs aerobic room are featured on the first floor, while the second floor has cardio and strength-building equipment and two aerobic rooms. The third floor is unfinished, to be used as a tenant space in the future.

Exterior features include a skywalk bridge to the existing Medical Plaza Building, heated lap pool and elaborate curtain wall window system. High end finishes such as slate tiling, and stained wood detailing, in addition to large windows offering lovely views of downtown Naples and plasma screen televisions adorning the walls, are only a few of the new Wellness Center's outstanding attributes.

The building itself was made possible by, and named after the Briggs family. Dr John Briggs was the Chairman of the Board for 16 years at NCH, and his mother Beatrice Branch Briggs was one of the original founders of the hospital. The Briggs generous endowment funded the new facility and equipment.

Gates McVey, the general contractor for the Pavilion is tremendously pleased with the outcome of the project. Todd Monrad, Director of the NCH Healthcare System's Wellness Centers, is also very pleased with the company's performance, "I truly feel Gates McVey went above and beyond to make sure the building would exceed our expectations." Monrad noted.

Monrad went on to say, "The fitness/wellness industry is very temperamental. Our membership numbers change from day to day. But since we have been open we have added 400 new members to the system and all of them are impressed with every aspect of the new building."

Based in Naples, Gates McVey is Florida's premier, fully integrated construction, development, and real estate services company. For more information on Gates McVey, call (239) 593-3777.

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