Florida Hospital announced plans to invest approximately $20 million to build a 20-bed, state-of-the-art birth care center at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City.
The project, which is part of a $100 million expansion project, involves the construction of a new four-story patient tower for cardiac, intensive care, surgical, obstetrics, and other services. The expansion will fully privatize all patient rooms while growing the number of licensed beds from 175 to 225. In addition, the project will boost the size of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s emergency department.
“With this new expansion, we are uniquely poised to meet those needs and care for the more than 1,800 expecting mothers who currently choose to leave our area to give birth each year,” Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO Rob Deininger said in a press statement.
Lorenzo Brown, the CEO of Florida Hospital DeLand, said:
“In the last several years, Florida Hospital DeLand has invested more than $34 million in facility enhancements and expansions, allowing the hospital to grow along with the community.”
Construction is slated to begin in May, while completion is expected in 2020.