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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 TidalHealth 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

“Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Gillis Gilkerson for more than 20 years … Honesty and integrity are very evident with this company and I wholeheartedly recommend them …”

~ Bruce W. Patterson,
Executive Director,
Facilities and Properties,

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

“The global expertise in all aspects of the building construction and access to various sub-contractors was a blessing given the number of technical details that needed to be attended to while we obtained certification from the state health care officials.” 

~ Genesh Balu,
Regional Enterprises, LLC,
Seaford Specialty Surgery Center

Our fire headquarters is an outstanding example of the kind of work that Gillis Gilkerson can accomplish. They were a partner in ensuring that the space was a perfect fit for the Salisbury Fire Department

~Jim Ireton
Former Mayor, City of Salisbury

“If it wasn’t for the help from Gillis Gilkerson, I wouldn’t be able to get out of my house. From the wheelchair ramp to the handrail, the company made it possible for me to walk outside my home. I can’t thank them enough for their time, effort and patience.”

~ Elizabeth Anderson,
Salisbury Resident

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