Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel began construction last August on a $78 million expansion that will nearly double the size of patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency rooms.
“Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was originally designed with the ability to grow with the needs of the community,” said Chief Medical Officer Robert Rosequist, MD. “Since opening less than three years ago, the hospital has experienced extremely high volumes of patients seeking care.”
The 200,000 sq. ft. hospital opened October 1, 2012 with 83 inpatient rooms, 18 emergency rooms, a heart catheterization Lab and 5 operating rooms. The cost of the land and construction of the hospital and adjacent medical office building was $161 million. “The community has overwhelmingly shown us both the need for the hospital and their confidence and appreciation for the high quality care our staff delivers every day,” said President and CEO, Denyse Bales-Chubb. “We are so blessed by their faith in us and we know we need to grow to meet both the current demands and future growth of the community.”
The current expansion involves 111, 993 square feet of new construction and 10,834 square feet of renovation. The hospital is adding three additional floors to the hospitals center wing and adding an additional three-story wing that will connect the south and center wings. In the expansion, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is adding more emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, surgical suites , an additional heart catheterization lab, and recovery/observation beds as well as shelled space for future growth.
The expansion will be completed in December and the hospital will hold a Virtual Grand Opening Event for the community.