St. Joseph’s Hospital-North is in the midst of a $75 million expansion that will double the hospital’s capacity and support additional services. But the new construction was not unexpected; in fact, the design of the facility accounted for this anticipated expansion.
Shelled space allowed for the build-out of four additional operating suites with an expected completion date in September. Meanwhile, the hospital will add two more patient care floors that will provide 54 more private patient rooms per floor. The additional beds will be allocated for 48 progressive care and 60 medical-surgical beds. This work is already underway with a completion date set for the first quarter of 2020, just in time for the hospital’s 10th anniversary.
In the hospital’s first seven years of operation, it has experienced a 61% increase. “The growth rate around us is higher than the state of Florida and the nation,” explained Sara Dodds, director, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North Operations. “We are regularly running at capacity. By adding the additional operating suites and patient rooms, we will be able to meet the community’s growing needs.”