Guests recently joined together to officially break ground on the Florida Hospital Tampa Patient and Surgical Tower located in Tampa, Florida.
The project is being completed in partnership with Florida Hospital Tampa, Robins & Morton, Hunton Brady Architects and TLC Engineering for Architecture.
The $256 million expansion project will include a new six-story surgical patient tower that will house 132 patient beds and 24 operating rooms and various other support services. This new tower is a complement to the highly specialized care delivered in the Pepin Heart Center, also on campus, and will allow patients with complex healthcare cases to receive care they cannot get anywhere else. The project will also include a new Central Energy Plant to serve the addition.
“We are excited about what this expansion means to our community and how it will transform healthcare in Tampa Bay,” Brian Adams, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Tampa said. “The new patient and surgical tower will have the most highly specialized surgeons and the most innovative technology available, making it possible to treat the most complex cases and offer care that isn’t available in our area today.”
According to the Tampa Business Journal, Florida Hospital will soon be rebranded as AdventHealth, which has become a key player in the region. The event included a high-tech reveal and video of the future building, along with a 90-foot, 1,000-pound banner rendering.
The new patient and surgical tower, to be named the Taneja Center for Innovative Surgery, is scheduled for completion in 2021.