photos by MICHAEL WILSON & TYLER DiGIOVINE
On Wednesday, June 7, AdventHealth celebrated the groundbreaking of its ER in Winter Haven.
“We are very excited to be taking this first step to further expand our footprint of emergency care services here in Winter Haven,’’ says Tim Clark, president and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market. “The community has told us there is a need for convenient, world-class, whole-person care here in the southeast area of Winter Haven, and AdventHealth is proud to be able to provide those services. This ER is just the first phase of the medical campus we will be building on the site.”
The AdventHealth Winter Haven ER on Cypress Gardens Boulevard will have 24 exam rooms that will include a resuscitation room, a bariatric room, an obstetrics room, an isolation room, and 20 additional private rooms, two of which will be pediatric-friendly. There will also be two triage rooms off the lobby. The ER will also offer lab services, X-ray, CT and ultrasound scans. In addition, there will be a helipad behind the ER.
Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler attended the groundbreaking ceremony and said this emergency room and hospital will help support the city’s rapid growth and need for additional high-quality medical services.
“Winter Haven is in a massive growth spurt right now, and this time couldn’t be better for AdventHealth and Winter Haven to come in here and service the people who are moving in,” Dantzler says.
Clark said the ER and hospital tie in well with the network of care AdventHealth already provides in Winter Haven with physician offices, a Centra Care location, and the relationship with Bond Clinic.
“We are committed to growing our services and access points to make it as easy as possible for our community to access AdventHealth’s robust network of connected care,’’ Clark says.