WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Construction will begin this year on a $78-million expansion to Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s that will nearly double the size of patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency rooms.
“Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was originally designed with the ability to grow with the needs of the community,” said Chief Medical Officer Robert Rosequist, M.D. “Since opening less than three years ago, the hospital has experienced extremely high volumes of patients seeking care.”
The 200,000-square-foot hospital opened Oct. 1, 2012 with 83 inpatient rooms, 18 emergency rooms, a catheterization lab, five operating rooms and shelled space for future growth. The cost of the land and construction of the hospital and adjacent medical office building was $161 million.
The expansion involves 111,993 square feet of new construction and 10,834 square feet of renovation. This will add three additional floors to the hospital’s center wing and add an additional three-story wing that will connect the south and center wings.
The hospital will contract with Robins & Morton and Hunton Brady Architects will serve as architect.
Construction is expected to begin this summer with the expansion opening at the end of 2016. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. on Aug. 5.
Rendering courtesy of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.