Brandon Regional Hospital, an HCA West Florida hospital, recently completed phase one of its three-phase emergency room expansion. The 22,000-square-foot addition more than doubled the number of rooms in its ER – raising its bed count from 35 to 76 – and created an entirely new entrance for the public.
As the fifth busiest ER in Florida, Brandon Regional Hospital serves approximately 120,000 patients each year. To keep up with patient demand and needs, the hospital allocated $60M to a multi-phase expansion. The newly completed first phase includes 40 new exam rooms, including areas for express care, pediatrics and behavioral health. There is also a new patient entrance located on Oakfield Drive.
“We are extremely proud of our new ER and the elevated level of service that we will be able to provide to our community,” says Bland Eng, Chief Executive Officer at Brandon Regional Hospital. “Our new ER will allow us to care for more patients and provide better service, while continuing to have one of the lowest ER wait times in the area.”
Future phases include centrally located imaging services to streamline operations, and a new pediatric ER with 16 pediatric rooms and a dedicated entrance.
The three-phase, 45,000-square-foot project is slated to be completed in May 2017. During construction, the hospital campus will stay open with no reduction in services or capabilities.