Florida Hospital Carrollwood, 7171 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL, welcomed construction crews again. Hospital leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 19th, at 12:00 p.m., on the hospital campus, to mark the $17.5 million dollar expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department.

The emergency department expansion includes 15 new private treatment rooms, doubling the number of people who can receive health care services in an emergency at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, as well as state-of-the-art technology, pediatric ambient rooms and a pediatric waiting area.

The project budget includes a $2.5 million donation from community leader and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel, who pledged $5 million dollars to the hospital in 2017 split between the ER expansion and a new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab that opened last fall.

“This ER expansion will help Florida Hospital Carrollwood fulfill its mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ and provide even more members of our community with fast, compassionate and expert emergency care,” said Joe Johnson, CEO, Florida Hospital Carrollwood. “We feel blessed to have received such a generous gift from Dr. Patel and we are excited to deliver emergency care services, with the best clinical teams and the most advanced medical equipment, to our community.”

This is the latest of several projects for Florida Hospital Carrollwood. In January 2017, the Hospital opened its new Surgical Tower, and earlier this year completed the final phase of that project, adding over 45,200 square feet and renovating more than 51,000 square feet. The Surgical Tower features 11 state-of-the-art surgical suites, pre-admission testing area, a leading-edge interventional cardiac catherization lab, two endoscopy suites, and an expanded and renovated Pharmacy, as well as space for future expansion.

The Florida Hospital Carrollwood Emergency Room expansion is expected to be complete in early 2019. The ER will remain open throughout the construction process.

About Florida Hospital Carrollwood

Conveniently located for Tampa Bay Area residents, Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed acute care facility that specializes in providing comprehensive medical services in an environment of Christian compassion and healing. Awarded by The Leapfrog Group as a 2017 Top General Hospital for its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality and recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award in 2018, the hospital is a member of the West Florida Division of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood offers recognized spine, orthopedic and bariatric surgical services, as well as Emergency, Cardiology, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine services, with highly skilled clinical staff and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality of care with an inspired approach. For more information, please visit http://FHCarrollwood.org.