— Leaders at AdventHealth North Pinellas held a groundbreaking ceremony for an $18.5 million emergency room expansion. The expansion includes 18 private patient rooms for increased infection control and added comfort and privacy for patients and their families while they’re in our care. This project is part of a larger expansion of the main hospital. The main hospital exterior façade will be completely renovated with a sleek design to allow the hospital to withstand Category 4 hurricane force winds, enhancing the level of patient safety. Additionally, the hospital’s main lobby will be renovated and will include art by renowned artist Christopher Still, thanks to the generosity of the AdventHealth West Florida Foundation.
“This hospital has been part of this community for nearly 100 years and has strong roots to the people we serve,” said Jason Dunkel, President and CEO of AdventHealth North Pinellas. “We are committed to making this hospital the best place for our community to receive health care and this project allows us to continue to elevate the quality of care we deliver to our community.”
AdventHealth North Pinellas has a longstanding record of providing excellent health care in the Tarpon Springs community. Since 2013, the hospital has achieved 12 consecutive semesters of ‘A’ grades in patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Safety Group. The 168-bed facility employs nearly 800 care team members who help contribute to the overall economic impact of the local community.
The ER is expected to be completed in 2020 and the entire main hospital renovation is slated to be completed 2022.
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 West Florida Division, click here.
About AdventHealth North Pinellas
AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthNorthPinellas.com.
About the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida
The AdventHealth Foundation West Florida is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that supports programs and services throughout AdventHealth West Florida hospitals. Through generous donations and acts of gratitude, our Foundation funds new facilities, and life-saving equipment and technology to advance medicine, enhance patient experiences and provide world-class healthcare, close to home. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, we strive to help more people feel whole and live their healthiest life possible. For more information about the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida, please visit AdventHealthFoundationWestFL.com.