The $7.5 million project will add more beds, provide more privacy for emergency room patients.
(November 2, 2022) Davenport, FL – AdventHealth Heart of Florida is undergoing a $7.5 million dollar renovation to elevate the level of emergency care the hospital offers to the community. Construction is underway to add 10 new rooms to its emergency department for increased infection control and added comfort and privacy for patients and their families. The addition will bring the total ER beds to 37. Part of this expansion also includes renovating the outpatient and emergency registration areas to streamline the process, enabling patients to be seen and treated quickly.
“To keep pace with our rapidly growing community we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our emergency room and lobby area with intentionally designed spaces that incorporate nature into the design to foster a more restful and peaceful environment for health and healing,’’ said Tim Clark, President and CEO for the AdventHealth Polk market.
The multi-million-dollar project also includes adding a new, larger chapel next to the main entrance. A tranquility garden will be accessible to visitors, patients and team members from the chapel to provide a place of reflection, peace and serenity while they are at the hospital.
AdventHealth Heart of Florida ER Director Aaron Nolan said the overall project will be a patient satisfier with the introduction of added privacy and the new, separate registration areas will also expedite throughput to help those needing emergency care and those who are at the hospital for diagnostic and lab appointments to get the care they need faster and safer than ever before.
“Providing our patients with an area to receive exceptional care is at the core of our commitment to whole person care. We are not just treating their illness or injury; we are treating every aspect of their wellbeing,’ Nolan said.
The entire renovation project is slated to be completed in Summer 2023.
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The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as seven freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Four Corners ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and more than 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.