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Hospital Groundbreaking in Poinciana Set For February 7, 2012

January 09, 2012

Kissimmee, FL – A VIP groundbreaking ceremony for the Poinciana Medical Center, an affiliated facility of Osceola Regional Medical Center and an HCA Healthcare Company, will be held on February 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Government officials, hospital senior management and leaders of the Poinciana community will be in attendance.

The new facility is located in Poinciana, about ten miles South of Kissimmee, corner of Cypress Parkway and Solivita Boulevard. The first phase of the Medical Center, a Freestanding Emergency Department, is expected to open its doors in early 2013. The Emergency Department will be 11,000 square feet and house 12 exam rooms.

In addition, the facility will include a 16-slice CT, radiography and fluoroscopy room, ultrasound, laboratory, and pharmacy. The structure will include an EMS entrance and helicopter pad for rapid transport of critically ill patients to Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Poinciana Medical Center will be a two-story, 90,000 square foot building with 24 private medical-surgical beds and a six-bed ICU.  In support of both inpatient and outpatient care, the facility will provide a full range of acute care services including diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy, and a full range of support services. “We are eager to commence the anticipated phased hospital for the Poinciana community,” said Kathryn J. Gillette, Chief Executive Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center. “The opening of the first phase with its Freestanding Emergency Department will provide much relief to the community with accessible medical care and boost the economy,” added Gillette. 

Poinciana Medical Center campus will house a freestanding medical office building with leasable square footage for physicians and other healthcare providers. Approximate square footage and lease rates are as of yet undetermined.

HCA’s total investment in Poinciana Medical Center will be approximately $65 million. Once fully operational, Poinciana Medical Center will employ approximately 200 full time employees.

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