Rodgers Receives SHARP Award for Dosher’s New Construction

Rodgers Receives SHARP Award for Dosher’s New Construction

by February 9, 2015

NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry (left) is pictured with Pat Rodgers (fourth from left), president and CEO of Rodgers Builders, and the Rodgers Builders construction management team during a luncheon to honor Rodgers and its sub-contractors for receiving OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The SHARP recognition resulted from their work on the Dosher Memorial Hospital Patient Care Unit renovation in Southport, NC. The Rodgers team proudly displays the SHARP flag, presented by Commissioner Berry, which will fly over the Dosher Hospital Patient Care Unit jobsite throughout the rest of the construction project. The first 15 private patient care rooms, nurses station, and work areas were just completed and opened for occupancy. The remaining ten patient rooms of the 25-bed inpatient wing are expected to be completed by late May or early June.

The construction team for Dosher Memorial Hospital’s new Inpatient Care Facility was honored recently by NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry for participation in OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), which recognizes workplaces for operating an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.

As the project’s construction manager, Rodgers held a ceremony which was attended by construction workers and subcontractors who participated in the program, representatives from Dosher Memorial Hospital, N.C. Department of Labor and local dignitaries. Labor Commissioner Berry presented Rodgers and 12 subcontracting firms with certificates of their achievement, along with the SHARP flag that flies at the project and identifies its status as part of the program.

“Our goal is that every worker on this project goes home safely to their families at the end of every workday,” said Pat Rodgers, president and CEO of Rodgers. “The SHARP program demonstrates our project team’s commitment to a safe workplace.”

The SHARP designation was earned as a result of Rodgers and the participating subcontractors’ meeting eligibility criteria and program requirements set by OSHA.

“Dosher Hospital is pleased that Rodgers Builders has received this award for their attention to safety in the construction of our new Inpatient Care Unit,” said Tom Siemers, Dosher Hospital president and CEO. “From the beginning of this construction project they, and their subcontractors, have exhibited a consistent attention to detail and safety which has made them stand out as a top construction manager. We applaud their hard work in achieving the SHARP Award.”

J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital, established in June 1930, is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Southport, NC, which serves the inpatient and outpatient healthcare needs of southeastern Brunswick County, NC.

Headquartered in the Carolinas and founded in 1963, Rodgers ranks among the nations’ top construction managers, offering preconstruction and construction services for healthcare, education, cultural, senior living and commercial clients. •

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