The new "Healing Grounds" Cafe opens at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. The coffee and snack shop was built by MCL Construction, an Omaha, Nebraska, based construction manager and general contractor.
"The construction of the space was in a challenging environment right next to the emergency department," said Jason Bauer, MCL Construction Project Manager. "Working in a hospital takes specific expertise. Our team coordinated construction activities with the surrounding departments and we communicated on a daily basis which events would be taking place."
Terri Hill from CHI Health CUMC-Bergan Mercy added, "It was a great construction experience. Everyone was excellent to work with, the team was always friendly and helpful with any questions or concerns and also resolved everything quickly."
MCL Construction completed the project in eight weeks. The new coffee shop is a significant upgrade from the kiosk that was used in the past. Healing Grounds Cafe offers added seating, more capacity for coffee, smoothies, and specialty drinks as well as additional space to present and prepare baked goods.
"The response has been overwhelmingly positive," said Hill. "We have seen a 100% growth over our other coffee station, people enjoy the variety of products, and the comfortable look and feel. It's a great place to meet and relax for a few minutes.
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience.
MCL Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, announces Jason Bauer as the newest member of the construction management and general contracting firm. Bauer, a 17-year veteran of the building industry, takes on the role of Project Manager for MCL Construction.
"There are many things that attracted me to MCL," said Bauer. "I know they take pride in delivering well-built projects to the local market and continue to build relationships with new local interests."
Bauer recently completed duties as the General Superintendent for the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project at Nebraska Medicine.
"We are fortunate to have Jason on our team," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "His experience and commitment to our core values of passion, dedication, and thoroughness will play a big part in our growth for years to come."
Bauer, a Norfolk, Nebraska, native, is a 1999 graduate of Wayne State College with a major in Industrial Technology.
"The future of construction is limitless," added Bauer. "What I like most is how new technology keeps driving new designs; although where I find it most exciting is how we can bring the new technology together with modern building techniques to deliver the vision of the building to the owners."
MCL Construction is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and was recently awarded a Business Excellence Award for Innovation by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.