PARSIPPANY, N.J.-Sordoni-Skanska Construction Co. said it has acquired W.J. Barney Corp., a New York-based healthcare construction company. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The new company will be known as Barney Construction, a division of Sordoni-Skanska. W.J. Barney had been seeking ways to build clout, said William Scragg, the company's president and chief executive officer. Its purchase by Sordoni-Skanska, a subsidiary of Skanska USA, positions W.J. Barney to compete for projects of any size, he said. W.J. Barney now is providing construction management services for a $400 million replacement facility and renovation project at Queens Hospital Center in New York.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.-The Hospital of Saint Raphael has formed a partnership with New York's Beth Israel Medical Center to expand outpatient dialysis services in New Haven. A new center providing 26 dialysis stations, double the number now accommodated at Saint Raphael, opened last week. According to a Saint Raphael spokeswoman, the hospitals shared the $1.4 million cost of renovating the downtown New Haven site, and any profit generated at the site will be divided, 51% going to Saint Raphael, 49% to Beth Israel.
NEW YORK-Sixteen primary-care centers will be built, renovated or expanded throughout underserved areas of New York City in what's being called the largest single expansion of primary-care services in the city's history. The expansion is made possible by the Primary Care Development Corp., a public/private partnership formed in February 1993. PCDC will provide financing and technical support to community-based organizations, neighborhood health centers and hospitals that want to expand primary-care services in underserved areas. The expansions will be funded through a $17 million revolving loan fund the city established to cover planning and development expenses, $250 million in bond proceeds, and a primary-care grant from the New York State Department of Health in an amount yet to be determined. Once completed, the primary-care centers will handle as many as 485,000 new visits each year. Executives expect the centers to be finished within three to five years.