Florida Hospital Kissimmee will soon break ground on a new expansion, which will bring a modern surgical suite and expanded services to Osceola County.
The 27,000-square-foot surgical suite will start with four operating rooms, with the capacity to add more to accommodate future growth. The operating rooms will feature state-of-the-art lighting, camera, and recording capabilities. Robotic services are planned as well.
“This expansion is part of a journey of growth over the last several years to meet the area’s health-care needs,” said Florida Hospital Kissimmee CEO, Sheila Rankin. “It demonstrates our commitment to bring wholeness to the Kissimmee community, today and for years to come.”
The project coincides with the hospital celebrating its 25th anniversary as part of the Florida Hospital system, and it caps a series of recent upgrades. In 2014, the hospital opened an expanded Emergency Room, followed by an 80-bed patient tower in 2015 and a cath lab in 2016. The most recent of these updates is a new, on-site retail pharmacy, scheduled to open in December 2018.
“We are always working to provide more services locally, resulting in our patients getting care closer to home, in their community,” Rankin said. “We are proud of our 25-year legacy of bringing whole-person health to the people of Osceola County, and this expansion positions us to continue that care well into the future.”
Official groundbreaking on the project will occur this month, with completion expected in September 2019. ESa is the architect, and Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor.