HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital announced plans for a $9.9 million expansion of its intensive care and medical/surgical units to be completed by spring 2023.
The project would double the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit capacity from six to 12 beds, and add 18 additional inpatient medical/surgical beds. This would be the hospital’s fourth expansion since its opening in 2013. Upon completion, HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital would have increased its bed capacity to a total of 94 inpatient beds.
“HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital is committed to strategic growth and providing innovative solutions that benefit the needs of the communities we serve,” CEO Alex Romero said in a release. “With this recent expansion, we will have increased capacity to serve the residents and visitors of Osceola and Polk counties for generations to come.”
No plans have been submitted in Osceola County for the expansion.
In November 2015, HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital completed a vertical expansion that more than doubled its number of private inpatient beds and in July 2019, the hospital added nine private rooms in its emergency department, expanding capacity to 31 private emergency beds.
The campus also houses a freestanding 42,000-square-foot medical office building for physicians and other healthcare providers.
In October 2021, HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital completed construction of its first freestanding emergency department, HCA Florida ChampionsGate Emergency. The facility has 11 private beds and offers a full complement of emergency services.
In March, the Poinciana hospital filed plans with Polk County for a second freestanding emergency department on U.S. 27 in Haines City.
HCA bought the property from Dennis L. Murphy Family Ltd. in January for $2.5 million. Nashville-based Hereford Dooley Architects is the building architect, while Winter Park-based Catalyst Design submitted the site plan, which shows a single-floor facility on 3.5 acres from Tower Lake south of Bates Road.
HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital employs more than 400 full-time staff members. Additionally, the hospital has over 400 credentialed physicians and advanced practice professionals as part of its medical staff.
Development activity around the hospital has been steady and is gaining momentum. In April, Aventura-based TCCI Capital Group paid $6.6 million for a 33.4-acre shopping center site called Poinciana Lakes next to the hospital. Minneapolis-based Dominium started construction last November on Osprey Park, a 383-unit affordable senior housing community on the 22 acres just north of the new shopping center.
The $116 million development is slated to open in summer 2023. Dominium acquired the land in July of 2021 for $4.55 million and financed the construction using 4% tax credit financing and tax-exempt bonds. Osprey Park will be home to one apartment building along with nine single-story “cottages.” The unit mix will consist of 173 one-bedroom flats, 142 two-bedroom flats, 18 two-bedroom cottages and 18 three-bedroom cottages.
Osprey Park features a variety of amenities tailored to an active senior lifestyle including a pool with cabanas, fenced-in dog park, outdoor pavilions with grilling stations, fitness center, theater, beauty salon and much more.
Taylor Morrison also waiting for final county approvals to start construction on Westview, a mixed-use community that stretches across 2,717 acres from Cypress Parkway north along the Poinciana Parkway. Taylor Morrison plans to build 616 townhomes along with a restaurant and a gas station/convenience store on the 91 acres in Polk County just north of Cypress Parkway. In Osceola County, the PD amendment entitles the project for over 6,000 homes and 210,000 square feet of commercial uses.
The first phase of Westview will have four neighborhoods, including one of the company’s Esplanade branded active adult, resort-style communities.