Florida Hospital East Orlando has plans to expand its emergency department and recently held a groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of construction.
In 2012, Florida Hospital East Orlando emergency department treated more than 83,000 patients and owing to high demand, plans to double the size of its emergency department. When the expansion is completed the emergency department will go to 65 beds. The expansion will also entail several kid-friendly rooms with nature themes and LED lighting along with kid friendly waiting area to provide a more calming environment for kids.
Construction for the emergency department is expected to be complete in summer 2014. Once completed, Florida Hospital East Orlando will be able to treat 100,000 patients a year.
Florida Hospital East Orlando is also building out the fifth floor of its main patient tower. The expansion will add 40 private patient beds to expand surgical services offered at the hospital for a total of 265. This expansion is expected to be complete in July 2013.
The project is expect to generate about 75 new construction jobs along with new clinical jobs within the hospital.
Florida Hospital East Orlando is currently a 225-bed facility and has been a part of the East Orlando community since 1941.