HCA Healthcare will build three new acute care hospitals in Florida to meet the state’s growing need for healthcare services.
“Florida continues to experience rapid population growth, and the addition of these new hospitals will help HCA Florida Healthcare meet the increasing need for acute care services in these areas,” says Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “We are excited to expand our presence in the state and enhance our ability to care for patients.”
The new hospitals include a 90-bed acute care facility in Gainesville, a 60-bed hospital near the Villages, and a 100-bed acute care hospital in Fort Myers. Construction will begin in 2022.
The new hospitals will be a continuation of HCA Healthcare’s recent commitment in Florida. The organization recently announced that 11 of its more than 400 affiliated sites of care across Florida will adopt the new HCA Florida Healthcare brand.