— DAVENPORT, Fla. -- AdventHealth Heart of Florida recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation to elevate the level of emergency care the hospital offers to the community.
Ten new rooms have been added to the emergency room providing more comfort and privacy for patients and their families. The addition brings the total ER beds to 37.
The expansion also includes renovations to the outpatient and emergency registration areas to streamline the process, enabling patients to be seen and treated quickly.
This hospital renovation is a key part of AdventHealth's growth strategy to increase access to high-quality health care options in Polk County and the surrounding communities. A study from the United Community Needs found that Polk County is the fastest-growing county in Florida as of the 2020 census.
“To keep pace with our rapidly growing community we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our emergency room and lobby area with intentionally designed spaces that incorporate nature into the design to foster a more restful and peaceful environment for health and healing,’’ said Tim Clark, President and CEO for the AdventHealth Polk market. “The renovations to the ER and the registration areas are just another example of fulfilling our promise to deliver high-quality, world-class care to our patients. By expanding our ER, we are helping to ensure that patients get seen and treated quickly. We have also streamlined both our emergency and outpatient registration processes.”
The project also includes updating the façade of the hospital and adding a new, larger chapel next to the main entrance. A tranquility garden will be accessible to visitors, patients and team members from the chapel to provide a place of reflection, peace and serenity while they are at the hospital.