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YORK, Pa. — Congero Development, LLC, announced today the start of construction on the Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza, a new destination health care campus in York, Penn. The 7.3 acre project will include Brookeside Surgical Arts at York, a state-of-the-art Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited Ambulatory Surgery Facility. Located at 2050 South Queen Street at the former Blazenet site, the Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza will include three medical buildings, the first of which houses 8,100 square feet of medical office space plus an additional 16,500 square feet for the Ambulatory Surgery Facility.

The plaza is intended to bring together existing and needed services in one convenient location for residents. The namesake of the project, Dr. Iain Mackenzie, is a long-time area physician and was one of the first gastroenterologists in the area. Now retired, he founded Digestive Disease Center which is among the first committed tenants at the new medical plaza.

Brookeside Surgical Arts at York is being developed in partnership with local surgeons as an innovative, multi-specialty surgical facility. Brookeside will be housed in the first medical building on the property and includes six operating rooms with private recovery and step down areas. Designed by award winning medical architecture firm Antony C. Pings and Associates, Brookeside will bring together functional aesthetics with the most sophisticated surgical and infection control technologies available.

“We are pleased that construction has begun and, together with our partners, we are building a surgical campus to suit the emerging needs of both the community’s patients and physicians,” said Bruce Wallace, CEO of Congero Development. “The end result will be a wealth of new medical and surgical resources in the area all designed to provide the highest level of patient care, with the best possible outcomes. We appreciate all the efforts of the York Township staff during the entitlement process and are grateful for their cooperation with our design team to make this project a reality.”

Construction on the property has begun with the demolition of existing buildings and infrastructure. Vertical building is expected to be visible by March. The medical offices are anticipated to be complete in October, with the surgery center tracking toward a November opening. New ancillary medical ventures are expected to be attracted to the property to better serve the community, and several York-based physician groups are negotiating to be housed at the site.

Partners contributing to the project include:

Anthony C. Pings and Associates specializes in medical architecture, including the highly specialized and technical areas of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, cancer centers and diagnostic imaging. The firm has consistently been recognized for its creative and patient-focused designs. Anthony C. Pings is a board certified healthcare architect by the American College of Healthcare Architects, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards) certificate holder. www.pings.com

The general contractor is Benchmark Construction Company, an award-winning, full service construction manager and general contractor servicing the central and southeastern Pennsylvania region. Benchmark specializes in commercial and institutional construction with an emphasis in healthcare and senior living. www.benchmarkgc.com

C.S. Davidson, Inc. is handling structural engineering for the project. C.S. Davidson, Inc. is a leading engineering firm serving south central Pennsylvania. They offer a broad array of services ranging from municipal engineering to construction inspection and material testing. With a tradition of service since 1923, C.S. Davidson has built a reputation for quality design and one-on-one service to clients and is widely regarded for its integrity and community involvement. www.csdavidson.com

Mechanical plumbing and electrical services are being provided by Barton Healthcare, a division of Barton Associates, Inc. Incorporated in 1968, Barton Associates, Inc. is a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, control systems design and commissioning services. Barton has more than 60 employees and provides engineering consulting services for a variety of education and healthcare facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. www.ba-inc.com

Construction financing is being funded through Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company with assets of approximately $14 billion. Headquartered in Lititz, Penn., the company provides banking and financial services at more than 230 branch locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through Susquehanna Wealth Management, the company offers investment, fiduciary, brokerage, insurance, retirement planning, and private banking services, with approximately $6 billion in assets under management and administration. Susquehanna also operates an insurance brokerage and employee benefits company, a commercial finance company and a vehicle leasing company. www.susquehanna.net

Congero Development, LLC, is a full service, health-care specific developer, providing full service turn-key development services including business development, licensing and accreditation, equipment planning and procurement, supply side purchasing, vender and insurer contracting for healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Congero prides itself on partnering with its physicians to create a scalable, efficient long-term investment that will enhance the delivery of healthcare to the communities in which they are located. Visit http://www.congerodev.com for more information.

[tags]Congero Development LLC, Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza, Ambulatory Surgery Facility[/tags]

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