NASHVILLE, Tenn., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HCA Healthcare, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.02% , one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced plans to build three new acute care hospitals in Florida to help meet the state’s growing need for healthcare services.
The new hospitals include a 90-bed acute care facility in Gainesville, a 60-bed hospital near The Villages and a 100-bed acute care hospital in Fort Myers. Construction is expected to begin next year.
HCA Healthcare currently has 47 hospitals in the state, where its comprehensive network of care, which includes more than 400 affiliated sites, is known as HCA Florida Healthcare. The facilities will complement HCA Florida Healthcare’s existing presence in those rapidly growing communities.
“Florida continues to experience rapid population growth, and the addition of these new hospitals will help HCA Florida Healthcare meet the increasing need for acute care services in these areas,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “We are excited to expand our presence in the state and enhance our ability to care for patients.”
The new hospitals are a continuation of HCA Healthcare’s recent commitment in Florida where the organization has invested approximately $3 billion over the last three years. This includes the $360 million HCA Florida University Hospital, which opened earlier this month, as well as significant renovations and expansions across the state to accommodate new, state-of-the-art equipment.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 183 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 32 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.
About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 400 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms, offering the state’s leading network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 6.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and gave $2.29 million in charitable contributions in 2020 and has invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. HCA Florida Healthcare is a leading provider of healthcare, including cardiac care, trauma care and burn treatment and reconstructive services. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based residency and fellowship programs. For more information, please visit HCAFloridaFamily.com.
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SOURCE: HCA Healthcare
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