FORT MYERS, Fla. — Promise Healthcare, Inc., a leading national long-term acute care hospital company has commenced construction on its newest facility, Promise Hospital of Fort Myers, Fla. Designed as a 56,000-square-foot, 60-bed single-story facility, the new hospital will treat critically ill patients with multi-organ conditions requiring a longer hospital recovery period, aggressive therapy services and/or complex wound care.
“They have a highly respected name in long-term care, and we look forward to working with them so that each patient is getting the right care in the right place.”
Modeled after the successful custom design and build of Promise Healthcare facilities in Louisiana and The Villages, Florida, Promise Hospital of Fort Myers will provide LTAC services supported by the latest technologies in safety and medical equipment. Located at 3050 Champion Ring Road in the Forum, Promise Hospital will be the first of its kind in Lee County and the region.
The new Promise long-term acute care hospital will close a gap in the local healthcare market. Currently, the families of patients in need of long-term acute care must travel several hours each way from their homes to be with loved ones receiving treatment. “Promise is bringing to Lee County a much-needed facility providing a new care setting for patients who have long-term acute needs,” says Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. “They have a highly respected name in long-term care, and we look forward to working with them so that each patient is getting the right care in the right place.”
Peter Baronoff, chairman and CEO of Promise Healthcare, Inc., says Promise is committed to serving the Fort Myers and Lee County communities. In addition, Baronoff stated that the goal of the Promise long-term acute care hospital is to provide care for patients referred from the surrounding region.
“We are privileged and honored for the opportunity to expand our presence to the Fort Myers community and are looking forward to working collaboratively with Lee Memorial Health System and all the other hospitals and healthcare providers in the area to enhance the continuum of patient care,” says Baronoff.
Baronoff also expressed thanks to officials at Lee Memorial Health System for working collaboratively with Promise in making the vision of Promise Hospital of Fort Myers a reality. With an estimated completion date in late 2014, the hospital is expected to yield over 150 full-time positions once completed.
Promise is also completing a 60-bed sister hospital in Miami Lakes that is a mirror image of the Fort Myers facility. The Miami Lakes hospital completion is anticipated in early 2015.