South Bay Hospital began a major expansion and renovation project in June of 2015 that includes a 30,900 square foot new Patient Tower as well as renovation and refurbishing of public areas and existing patient care units. Now that the completion of the project is coming to a close, the hospital is planning a public grand opening event for the community on Friday, December 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tours will be conducted and refreshments will be served. Location is 4016 Sun City Center Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Attendees can find directions, learn more about the expansion or save the event date and join a Facebook event invite at www.SouthBayHospital.com/NewTower.
The new patient tower will feature all private rooms and include a 14-bed Progressive Care service and 12 additional intensive care beds on the second floor to service the most critical patients in Sun City Center and surrounding SouthShore communities such as Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Parrish and Wimauma. It will increase the hospital's bed total to 138 and has been designed to accommodate future expansion of two floors for an additional 48 beds.
The renovation and refurbishing components include a new hospital entrance, enhanced main lobby and gift shop, a Café at the Bay dining expansion with outdoor seating, more convenient parking, covered golf cart parking and an updated chapel. Additional patient care units will be renovated in 2017 to reflect the new tower design elements.
"This expansion complements the many services we offer in orthopedics, cardiology, emergency services, general surgery and supports our ongoing efforts to be a leader in cutting edge, caring and collaborative healthcare," explains Chief Executive Officer Sharon Roush.
The following firms have worked with the hospital on the project:
- TMPartners, PLLC, Architect - Brentwood, TN
- Charles Perry Partners, Inc., General Contractor - Gainesville, FL
- Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Inc., Structural Engineers - Brentwood, TN
- I. C. Thomasson Associates, Inc., Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers - Nashville, TN
- Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Civil Engineers - Tampa, FL
- HCA Design and Construction, Nashville, TN
For more information about South Bay Hospital, please call (813) 634-0172 or visit SouthBayHospital.com/NewTower.