Poinciana Medical Center November 17, 2015

POINCIANA, FLA. (NOV. 17, 2015) -- In response to a growing community need - and to improve patient service - Poinciana Medical Center, an HCA North Florida hospital, recently completed a vertical expansion that more than doubled its private patient bed total. The new area opened in early November, approximately 10 months after the expansion project began. The hospital held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 10, 2015 to celebrate this expansion with several community leaders and physicians in attendance.

The $26 million project added third and fourth floors with 46 beds and 40,000 square feet - for a total of 76 private patient beds and 150,000 square feet. In addition, cafeteria seating and parking areas were expanded and a community classroom was added to the first floor. The fourth floor includes shell space for additional growth.

Located at 325 Cypress Parkway in Poinciana, the hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient acute care services and emergency services. This includes surgery, laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. In January 2015, the hospital expanded its first-floor emergency department to 22 beds and 14,500 square feet to provide shorter average ER wait times.

Poinciana Medical Center employs over 300 full-time staff members. Additionally, the hospital has more than 180 physicians as part of its medical staff.

"We are always seeking new and better ways to serve our neighbors in Osceola and Polk counties," said Joanna Conley, Chief Executive Officer of Poinciana Medical Center. "This expansion will help us continue to provide the quality, efficient care that patients have come to expect from our hospital."