Fla., — ORLANDO, Fla., May 2, 2019 — AdventHealth Kissimmee is launching another major expansion.
The campus’s three-story patient tower will soon be getting an additional three floors. Preliminary work has begun on an elevator shaft, with actual tower construction expected to begin in the fall.
The $84 million project is the latest in a series of improvements on the campus at 2450 N. Orange Blossom Trail, including:
- an expanded emergency room, which that opened in 2014;
- the existing three-story, 80-bed patient tower, which opened in 2015;
- and a major expansion of the surgical suites, which is in progress and expected to be completed in January 2020.
The floors are expected to open in the fall of 2021, bringing the campus bed count to 240.
“This investment illustrates our commitment to the health of the Kissimmee community,” said AdventHealth Kissimmee CEO Sheila Rankin. “We are dedicated to providing whole-person care close to home for the growing population of Osceola County in the years to come.”
Rapid population growth has contributed to the need for additional capacity at the campus, as reflected in the number of patients seen at the campus: In 2018, AdventHealth Kissimmee had about 9,000 admissions and more than 67,000 emergency room visits.
The three new floors, totaling 123,000 square feet and containing 80 private rooms, will be built atop the existing three-story patient tower.
ESa is the architect on the project, and Brasfield and Gorrie is the general contractor. The project is expected to generate 500 construction jobs. The number of hospital jobs generated has not yet been determined.
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