Poinciana’s Medical Center Breaks Ground
February 08, 2012
Kissimmee, FL – Government officials, hospital leadership and leaders of the Poinciana community gathered on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking of Poinciana Medical Center, a campus of Osceola Regional Medical Center and an HCA Healthcare Company.
Speakers at the VIP event included J. Daniel Miller-President of HCA West Florida Division, Liz Dudek-Secretary of Agency for Health Care Administration, Anne Bell-Legislative Aide to Senator Paula Dockery, John Quiñones-Osceola County Commissioner Chairman, Brandon Arrington-Osceola County Commissioner, Kathryn J. Gillette-Chief Executive Officer, David Cashwell-Chief Operating Officer and Fernando Valverde & Annette Brown-Best-Founding Members of The Friends of Poinciana Hospital.
The new facility is located in Poinciana, about ten miles South of Kissimmee, corner of Cypress Parkway and Solivita Boulevard, providing Poinciana residents with closer access to medical care. 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. “The community will have a full-service hospital that is built to grow,” 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.