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Groundbreaking Launches Construction of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South

DC95399TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012 — During a groundbreaking event in Riverview, nearly 100 business leaders, neighbors and elected officials celebrated the construction of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, the first not-for-profit hospital built to serve southern Hillsborough County.

The hospital is expected to set a new standard of care when it opens in 2015, bringing the latest in health care technology and design together with the medical excellence and compassion historically provided by St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

“When St. Joseph’s builds a healthcare facility, we don’t merely build a building,” said Sr. Patricia Shirley, OSF, vice president of mission services.  “We build a community of women and men who are committed to serve, to use their hearts and their hands for healing.”

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, part of BayCare Health System, will be a full-service hospital offering a wide range of services from emergency care and women’s services to surgery and intensive care.

The 72-acre campus will include a medical office building that connects to the four-story, 352,000-square-foot hospital for convenient access to pre-procedure testing and physician offices.  The site also will be home to a 40,000- square-foot, free-standing physician office building, which is expected to open in 2013 with imaging and laboratory services, as well as primary care and specialty physician offices.

In addition to providing excellent health care to area residents, this project is expected to be a welcome addition to the business community.

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Posted October 22, 2012

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