CONNERTON, FL (May 31, 2018) – Batson-Cook Construction and Florida Hospital Connerton broke ground today for a $13.7-million project to expand the hospital’s Long Term Acute Care facility here.
The expansion will add 25,074 square feet and 30 beds to the existing 9-year-old facility, increasing capacity to 75 beds. At present, the facility serves more than 600 chronically- and critically-ill patients annually.
Also included in the project are an expanded lobby, a multi-purpose education room, a staff lounge, and an expanded board room, and additional parking. Accommodations to allow patients’ family members, including pets, to stay with them will also be implemented.
“We are honored to be part of a project that will enhance healthcare services for medically-complex patients in this part of the state,” said Evender Spradlin, general manager and senior vice president of Batson-Cook. “The new building, along with renovations planned for the existing space, will enable the hospital to further its mission ‘to extend the healing ministry of Christ’.”
The project is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2019.
Architect for the project is HuntonBrady of Tampa.