— The AdventHealth West Florida Division announced today plans to open two new offsite emergency rooms in Hillsborough County. The new ERs will provide more access to health care services in the growing communities of Brandon and Westchase.
Construction began earlier this year on a $21.9 million, 19,000 square-foot, 18-bed facility that will be located at 305 E. Brandon Boulevard in Brandon, FL. Additionally, crews recently started construction on a $16.6 million, 14,300 square-foot, 12-bed facility located at 10977 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL.
Both locations are full-service ERs, and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients and EMS paramedic teams. The emergency rooms will be staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians as well as nurses who specialize in emergency care for adults and children. Both ERs will also offer state of the art, on-site diagnostic imaging services including x-ray, ultrasound, CT scans and onsite laboratory services so patients can receive real-time results, enabling better diagnosis and treatment.
“We are committed to make health care easy and convenient by expanding access points for consumers. As these communities continue to grow, the need for more emergent care is in demand,” said Mike Schultz, President and CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We’ve put together a very aggressive growth plan to meet the need of our communities and provide the high-quality health care people need, when and where they need it the most.”
Both emergency departments are slated to open early 2020. The construction and opening of the ERs is expected to provide more than 100 jobs in Hillsborough County.
AdventHealth West Florida Division, formerly Florida Hospital West Florida Division, previously opened two offsite emergency departments, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER in Pinellas County opened in 2017 and Central Pasco ER in Pasco County opened in 2018.
AdventHealth Ocala also operates an offsite ER in Marion County.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital)
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for the West Florida Division, click here.