Florida Hospital Tampa is investing $53 million in improvement and expansion projects, including its Women’s Health Pavilion and a new emergency department, reports Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The free-standing Women’s Health Pavilion includes a new entrance and lobby, pre-admission testing rooms, internet cafe, outdoor garden, chapel and ultrasound suites, according to a written statement.
The second phase, expected to be completed by the end of the year, includes renovating patient rooms and building a new natural birthing center.
The hospital is also building a new full-service emergency department. The new adult and pediatric emergency department is slated to open in the fall and will include 48 private treatment rooms.
A new intensive care unit tower is under construction above the new emergency department to increase the number of beds available.Construction projects at the 475-bed hospital have created about 275 full and part-time jobs.
The hospital is among 23 in Florida owned by the nonprofit Adventist Health System.