AdventHealth begins construction on new emergency rooms

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The AdventHealth West Florida Division is building two new offsite emergency rooms in Hillsborough County.

The new ERs will provide more access to health care services in the growing communities of Brandon and Westchase.

Construction began earlier this year on a $21.9 million, 19,000 sq.-ft., 18-bed facility that will be located at 305 E. Brandon Boulevard in Brandon. Additionally, crews recently started construction on a $16.6 million, 14,300 sq.-ft., 12-bed facility located at 10977 Sheldon Rd. in Tampa.

Both locations are full-service ERs, and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients and EMS paramedic teams. The emergency rooms will be staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians as well as nurses who specialize in emergency care for adults and children.

Both ERs will also offer state of the art, on-site diagnostic imaging services including x-ray, ultrasound, CT scans and onsite laboratory services so patients can receive real-time results, enabling better diagnosis and treatment.

“We are committed to make health care easy and convenient by expanding access points for consumers. As these communities continue to grow, the need for more emergent care is in demand,” stated Mike Schultz, the CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We’ve put together a very aggressive growth plan to meet the need of our communities and provide the high-quality health care people need, when and where they need it the most.”

Both emergency departments are set to open in early 2020.

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