Tampa, Fla. – (August 11, 2015) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa, an HCA West Florida facility, is pleased to announce a $14 million multi-phase hospital expansion and renovation. The project will include the creation of 47 private patient rooms and 18,500 square feet of new surgical space. Construction has begun and is expected to last approximately 22 months.
The project will allow the hospital to further reduce ER and surgical wait times and improve the patient and guest experience. The expansion includes additional surgical services support space and two new operating rooms with shell space for a third, bringing the total to nine operating rooms when the project is completed.
All patient rooms will be renovated to enhance healing and encourage family participation in the recovery process. Forty-seven rooms will be private and patients and guests will be supported through a new concierge service center, renovated lobby and waiting room amenities. The hospital will continue to provide free parking.
“The new lobby and patient room renovations further demonstrate our commitment to always meet or exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Ward Boston, CEO of Memorial Hospital of Tampa. “We consistently strive to keep our patients first and believe these upgrades to our facility will most certainly enhance the patient experience.”
“Since its acquisition of Memorial Hospital of Tampa and with input from our medical staff, HCA has provided us with extensive capital resources for facility improvements and technology upgrades, including the latest da Vinci robotic surgical system,” said Alejandra Kalik, MD, Chief of Staff. “This support is vital as Memorial Hospital strives to provide state-of-the-art technology for our physicians and thereby improve the treatment of the growing number of patients in our community.”
Expansion & Renovation Highlights:
• 47 private rooms
• 18,500 square feet of new surgical space
• 2 new operating rooms
• New lobby & concierge service center
• $14 million expansion & renovation
• 18 Surgical Prep & Recovery Rooms and additional support space
About Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Memorial Hospital of Tampa, part of HCA West Florida, has been providing comprehensive healthcare services for residents of South Tampa for more than 40 years. The 183-bed acute care hospital is Joint Commission accredited and provides 24-hour Emergency Care, Behavioral Healthcare, Cardiovascular Services, General Surgery and Imaging & Diagnostic Services. Other specialized services include an accredited Diagnostic Sleep Lab, Digestive Health, Digital Mammography, Health 4 Seniors, Interventional Radiology, Inpatient & Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Speech & Language Services, Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Women’s Health, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. For more information, visit www.MemorialHospitalTampa.com
About HCA West Florida
HCA West Florida provides a complete continuum of high-quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.1 million patients last year. HCA West Florida is the Tampa Bay region’s largest healthcare system with 16 hospitals on 18 campuses, 20 ER locations, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous imaging and occupational health sites, physician practices, medical education and teaching programs, regional lab, and consolidated service center. All 16 hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and 12 hospitals earned distinction as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ last year. HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities which include 166 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states and London.