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Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground on New TidalHealth Building

aerial view of TidalHealth building with construction zone in progress by Gillis Gilkerson

SALISBURY, MARYLAND – March 9, 2021 – Founding Principal Palmer Gillis of Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) recently announced the groundbreaking of the firm’s final development and construction project for TidalHealth within the Delmarva Health Pavilion campus on Cathage Road in Ocean Pines, Maryland. The new structure will complete the +/- 120,000 square foot healthcare campus, adding a variety of medical disciplines to its current offering.

In the new building, TidalHealth plans to add orthopedics, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), endocrinology, medical imaging, and weight loss and wellness clinics. The addition of these medical specialties supplements those already in place – primary care and gastroenterology physicians, a pharmacy and laboratory, an adult fitness center, and the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute.

“In partnership with Gillis Gilkerson, we broke ground on our Ocean Pines campus in 2014, and over the past seven years we’ve been warmly welcomed by this community,” said Chris Hall, MSM, TidalHealth’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and Chief Business Officer. “This final building rounds out the site at nearly 120,000 square feet of healthcare space operated by the largest and most complex healthcare provider in our region. This reinforces TidalHealth’s commitment to our campus and to offer services, like award-winning cancer care, cardiology, and more, in communities like Ocean Pines, providing exceptional healthcare options that are close to home, the greatest value for that care, and the delivery of those services in the most appropriate and convenient setting.”

“We have had a successful working relationship with TidalHealth for over 25 years,” said Gillis. “Through our partnership we have created a scope of work and straightforward implementation process to deliver ‘keys in the door’ in less than 12-months, start to finish.”

Within the last year, Gillis Gilkerson and Tidal Health have partnered to develop nearly 50,000 square feet of premier medical real estate. Three of the four new buildings are located within Woodbrooke (Salisbury, MD) and Berlin Main Place (Berlin, MD). The fourth building is situated within close proximity to the active Ocean Pines development.

“Most of these projects started with a need and a simple sketch,” added Gillis. “As a design-build contractor and developer, we have created over two million square feet of medical office space on Delmarva.”

Upon project completion, +/- 25,000 square feet of vacant space will be available for lease. To inquire, contact Principal Brad Gillis of NAI Coastal at 410-543-5115 /

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 38th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


What Our Clients Say

“Gillis Gilkerson has completed three major projects on the Wor-Wic Community College campus since 2006 … We are extremely pleased with and proud of these buildings … beautiful facilities that function as planned … (and we) would be delighted to work with them again.”

~ Murray K. Hoy,
Wor-Wic Community College

“We are very excited to be open.  This was definitely not an “off the shelf” type hotel, it was a custom design to maximize our guest’s experiences. There is nothing like this anywhere in our market area. Gillis Gilkerson did a great job, and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.”

~ Christian Hudson,
Hudson Management Group

“Gillis Gilkerson is awesome. They built the building so they knew it better than anyone else. We know they have a great reputation in the area and that’s why we decided to go with them for the renovation.”

~ Rocky Green,
Directory of Operations,
Peninsula Imaging

“The craftsmanship and skill demonstrated by the Gillis Gilkerson team was truly reflected in the finished project! I have had countless compliments on the outcome of the office, both from staff and clients.”

~ William C. Fisher,
Bay Area Receivables, Inc.

“Gillis Gilkerson is a first class operation and we look forward to working with their team again on the new Millsboro branch. The area is a growing and attractive community that lends itself to investment opportunities. We studied twenty different locations across the Lower Eastern Shore and Millsboro, Delaware consistently ranked near the top for growth in population, banking services, real estate transfers and traffic count.”

~ Marty Neat,
President and CEO,
First Shore Federal

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