Treasure Coast Medical Report
CARE IN HIGH PLACES
Hospital expands upward to
meet current and future needs
BY SUSAN BURGESS
HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital just completed a
$100 million four-story tower designed to fill current
needs and take it well into the future.
“The tower expansion project allowed the hospital
to grow to meet the evolving needs of patients and families in
the area,” hospital CEO Eric Goldman said.
The tower enabled the hospital to move the recovery room
from its current location in the main building to the ground
floor of the tower. That, in turn, lets the hospital put two
more operating rooms where the recovery room used to be.
The ground floor of the new tower is being used for preoperative
care of patients and outpatient testing, surgery for
inpatients and outpatients, and for post-procedure recovery.
Upstairs, the tower adds 32 new inpatient beds in private
rooms to the 398 the hospital already has. The tower is one of
several expansions and renovations the hospital has undergone
since it was built in 1977.
“We are proud of our tower expansion project and the
investment in the Treasure Coast community,” Goldman
said. “The new tower will elevate the patient experience and
demonstrate our commitment to meeting the growing needs
of our community.”
The spacious private rooms on the second floor with prints
on the walls and large windows to let the sunlight in should >>
The new tower at HCA
Florida Lawnwood Hospital
adds 32 beds on two
floors. Two more floors
above them will open