Press Release Provided by: AdventHealth
AdventHealth announced it is expanding its healthcare network by planning for a four-story hospital and emergency room along Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven.
The 42-acre property will be developed as a full medical campus which includes a 192-bed hospital with emergency department and medical offices with ancillary facilities. “I’m excited about the opportunity to further expand our services in Winter Haven and continue to meet the growing needs of our community by providing world class, whole person care to residents close to home,’’ said Tim Clark, President and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market. “We know that convenient access to health care is a priority, and this new hospital and medical campus will provide needed primary and specialty care to an underserved area in the southeast area of Winter Haven.’’
The first phase of construction will include a freestanding ER which will open to the community prior to the hospital construction phase. The hospital services will also include primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic and urological specialty medical services.
Winter Haven City Commissioners unanimously approved the final zoning changes Monday night for the land located north of Cypress Gardens Boulevard, south of River Lake and west of Cypress Gardens Road.
“This new hospital brings needed critical care services and builds on the already robust network of primary, specialty and urgent care we already have in the Winter Haven community.’’ said Jennifer Wandersleben, AdventHealth Regional President and CEO. “We’re deeply invested in helping people live their healthiest life possible and are committed to growing our services and access points to make that happen.”
A construction date has not yet been released.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.