CEMEX USA thanks Orlando healthcare workers with special heart-shaped blue concrete monument and courtyard for fight against COVID-19 - CEMEX USA thanks Orlando healthcare workers with special heart-shaped blue concrete monument and courtyard for fight against COVID-19 - CEMEX USA
Houston, Texas - July 30, 2020
CEMEX USA and Orlando Health unveiled a new blue heart-shaped concrete monument and courtyard Friday in appreciation of frontline healthcare workers at Orlando Health—Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., for their extraordinary service, loyalty and commitment to their patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representatives from CEMEX USA and Orlando Health held a special ceremony Friday at the site, observing proper physical distancing guidelines, to dedicate the monument and courtyard. CEMEX USA donated and poured approximately 15 yards of white concrete for the courtyard and a specialty blue concrete to create the light-blue heart monument, a symbol of love and support for healthcare workers. The heart is the focus of a new courtyard and seating area outside a hospital entrance utilized daily by healthcare workers at Orlando Health—Health Central Hospital.
“Our frontline healthcare workers are essential in the fight against COVID-19, and they are doing all they can to help keep people in the community safe,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—Florida Region Jeff Bobolts. “At CEMEX USA, we are committed to health and safety with protocols in place aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. With this courtyard and blue heart, we wanted to show the frontline healthcare workers we appreciate their hard work and thank them for their outstanding dedication to their patients and community during this extremely difficult time.”
General contractor, Edwards Concrete Company, and Bruns, Inc., designed and constructed the project. Turning the CEMEX blue-heart vision into a unique courtyard for our instrumental healthcare workers. Parkforms, Inc., and Allen and Company, Inc., donated two benches for the courtyard while The College Companies and Florida Fence Products provided the railing surrounding the project. BrightView Landscape Development supplied the landscaping to additionally beautify the space.
“We’re always appreciative when members of our community take the time to acknowledge the efforts of our team members,” said Mark Marsh, President of Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. “This new monument and courtyard will not only serve as a reminder of the important work being done here daily but will also provide our team members a quiet place just outside our hospital doors to relax and reflect.”
About CEMEX USA
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable services. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, more than 50 strategically-located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.2 billion of assets under management. The system spans nine Florida counties with nearly 450 locations that include 13 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer centers, heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, more than 300 physician offices for adults and pediatrics, and 11 urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. In FY18, Orlando Health served approximately 167,000 inpatients, more than 2.7 million outpatients, and more than 20,000 international patients. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. Nearly 3,600 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with nearly 20,500 employees. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $620 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found a www.orlandohealth.com.