Hospital takes first step toward building new facility
St. Petersburg, FL – (June 9, 2021) Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has filed for a permit to demolish the building currently located at 1800 66th Street, St. Petersburg. The four-acre site, which the hospital purchased in March, will become the location for a new emergency room and medical pavilion. The facility will include a three-story, 42,000 square-foot building with a 14,000 square-foot emergency room located on the ground floor and space for future medical offices located on the second and third floors. The emergency room will include 12 exam rooms, including two resuscitation rooms, an area where patients can comfortably wait for their results, and an ambulance bay.
“Construction of this new facility reinforces our commitment to continue to invest and grow in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County,” said John Moore, president, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “We are excited to expand our presence to meet the demands of this vibrant community, ensuring our neighbors can access exceptional skilled emergency medical care close to home.”
Construction of the new emergency room and medical pavilion is expected to begin in October. Residents of St. Petersburg will benefit from increased access to emergency care when the new facility begins serving patients in January 2023. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has partnered with Ryan Architects and the City of St. Petersburg on a master plan for the new outpatient campus that includes design development.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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