Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground on New TidalHealth Building

Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground on New TidalHealth Building

SALISBURY, MARYLAND – March 11, 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 their Ocean Pines campus on Cathage Road in Worcester County, 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

As award-winning Gillis Gilkerson enters its fifth decade in business on Delmarva, the firm has established a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management, general contracting, and real estate development firms on the Peninsula. The team offers a broad and deep understanding of all commercial asset types, including medical, general office, industrial, hospitality, mercantile, restaurants, retail and more. As a collective of creative problem solvers, Gillis Gilkerson is capable of stepping beyond the call of duty of traditional contractor to assist with more in-depth development tasks, including land purchase, building program development and turnkey project and property management. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, and leasing agents to manage the process of both development and construction from concept to completion.