DELAND, Fla., July 8, 2016 Florida Hospital DeLand has completed a $4.3 million construction project to renovate its progressive care unit (PCU), expanding the unit by eight beds for a total of 20. This brings the number of licensed beds at Florida Hospital DeLand from 156 to 164.
On the PCU, patients are less critical than Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, but they require more care than provided on the regular nursing floors.
Construction on the PCU began June 2015 and give the unit a complete facelift of the entire wing of the hospital, as well as a newly designed circular nursing station with an open area feel. Included in the eight new PCU beds is the hospitals first bariatric room which is larger and designed to care for patients who are morbidly obese, weighing 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight and having a body mass index of 40.
"We are thrilled to offer these new rooms to our community. We've expanded our room capacity to 20 private PCU rooms which will help accommodate our growing volumes and patient experience," said Hector de Jesus, chief operating officer for Florida Hospital DeLand.
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of AdventHealth, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and nearly 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.