Sun City Center, FL — South Bay Hospital will close its current main entrance and parking lot located at the front of the hospital on Saturday, June 20th. The entrance will be relocated to the back of the facility and combined with the Outpatient / Emergency Entrance on the north side of the building. The front parking area will also be relocated to the north of the campus and a golf cart shuttle will be provided. During construction, the hospital will remain open with no reduction in services or capabilities. Traffic flow and parking location changes will occur during certain phases of the construction.
“As we grow to meet the needs our our community, we are committed to making this as smooth of a transition as possible for our patients and visitors,” said Sharon Roush, CEO of South Bay Hospital.
Groundbreaking on the 30,900-square-foot new patient tower was held on June 4th with construction slated to last approximately 16 months. The 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. 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 of the project include a new hospital entrance, enhanced main lobby and gift shop, dining expansion, new education classrooms and a chapel. Patient care units will be renovated to reflect the new Tower design elements.
For more information about South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0172.