The vision for this new health campus is to provide the ideal patient experience in a four-story, approximately 93,000-square-foot facility. Currently in design, phase I includes a 16-bed ED, 12-bed observation unit, urgent care, imaging, outpatient surgery center, and medical office space. Future phases will include a 350,000-square-foot, 200-bed hospital and a 180,000-square-foot MOB, retail, and cancer center designed to create an integrated physician model.

This campus will possess an ambulatory focus and system thinking that utilizes convenience, cost effectiveness, lean design, sustainability, and integration of the clinical areas. Design plans for future expansion of the ED allocate space to be used in phase I for observation beds next to the ED, allowing for a rapid, cost-conscious ED expansion with one entrance for more emergent patients and another for outpatients.

Using a wellness vs. illness model, the master plan contains a “green spine” pedestrian link joining the hospital’s parking-lot main entrance with an outdoor healing garden. The campus will be integrated into an adjacent, successful retail center so that healthcare services are more accessible to the community.

The master plan includes space for additional commercial and retail development, as well as outdoor space and a park-and-ride station for cyclists. The hospital’s food service department will provide fresh, healthy menu options. Through these and other measures, Florida Hospital is seeking to engage community use of the health and wellness campus.

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