HUDSON, Fla (August 7, 2023) – HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital has opened a new, $85-million patient tower to meet the needs of communities in Pasco and surrounding counties for rehabilitation, medical, surgical and critical care services.
The 100,000-square-foot tower houses 102 patient beds in a modern, state-of-the-art setting for inpatient rehabilitation, progressive care, surgical intensive care, orthopedics and spine care. The three-story building, also features the hospital’s new main entrance, modern nurses stations, spacious seating areas for patients and visitors, plentiful natural light and large murals of Florida wildlife to create a comfortable, healing environment.
Approximately 120 new caregiver positions have been created to support the service expansion.
The tower houses the new 30-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center service on its first floor, which opened on March 1. The center complements the hospital’s trauma and comprehensive stroke center programs. Here therapists supervise patients admitted to the service for ongoing physical and occupational therapy in patient rooms and in a spacious gym.
“The new patient care tower provides a comfortable and appealing setting for our patients, physicians and staff,” said Sally Seymour, interim chief executive officer. “We now have a $20 million modernization project underway that expands cosmetic upgrades to all patient rooms and support areas. We plan to complete this by the end of 2024.”
In the past three years, HCA Florida Healthcare has invested another $123 million to update and expand the hospital’s emergency room and several patient care units.
“These current and future investments certainly speak to HCA Healthcare’s commitment to Bayonet Point,” Seymour adds.
Located at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is a Verified Level 2Trauma Center, and the only trauma center inPasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, for its 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
The full-service acute care hospital is also a Comprehensive Stroke Center and has earned several Healthgrades accolades including the Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2022 and 2023, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for five consecutive years, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for five consecutive years, America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery, a Surgical Care Excellence Award for two consecutive years, and a Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award.
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is affiliated with HCA Florida Healthcare, a family of more than 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2022, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 79,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 8.6 million patients each year.
About HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is a 392-bed, full service acute care hospital that proudly provides inpatient and outpatient services for Hudson and surrounding communities. Our more than 1600 employees and 316 physicians care like family for adults and children of all ages. Key services include 24/7 emergency care, Level 2 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart Center, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Orthopedic and Spine Center, Inpatient Rehabilitation Center and Advanced Surgery Center including Minimally Invasive Surgery. Awards and accolades include 27 hospital quality awards in 2023 from Healthgrades, which reflect the hospital’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected clinical outcomes.