US firm, Turkish contractor set to build huge Istanbul hospital
ISTANBULEMSAŞ, a Turkish construction firm, and Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services (HMG), announced on April 29 the launch of a partnership for Başakşehir Integrated Health Campus in Istanbul, which will have a 2,682-bed capacity.
The construction of the 817,000 square meter campus is expected to be completed within three years, a press release said on April 29, adding that it would be one of the three largest healthcare projects in Turkey.
EMSAŞ will carry out the construction phase of the health care campus, in addition to overseeing the design, engineering and project management. HMG will work in the planning and development of the campus, while also supporting on hospital operational issues, design and development, “in order to ensure excellence.”
“We are pleased to be working with Houston Methodist on the Başakşehir Integrated Health Campus – a project that will not only make great contributions to Turkey’s unmet health care needs, but also generate significant jobs for the local economy, and comfort for the patients,” said EMSAŞ Chairman Ali Riza Arslan.
“During the investment phase alone, the project will employ around 2,000 people per month. This will rise to almost 6,000 jobs per month during the construction phase, including 250 to 300 highly-skilled positions for architects and engineers,” Arslan said.
Once operational, the Health Ministry will employ up to 4,300 health care personnel to support the campus, while EMSAŞ will employ up to 3,500 personnel, he added.
“Houston Methodist is thrilled to be partnering with EMSAŞ,” said HMG Vice President Dr. Sarper Tanlı.