Poinciana Medical Center January 29, 2018

Kissimmee, FL - In response to the growing healthcare needs of Osceola and Polk counties, Poinciana Medical Center will break ground on a $10.1 million expansion to its emergency room in 2018.

Expected to be complete by 2019, the 14,000 square-foot project will increase the capacity of the hospital's ER from 22 beds to 31. The project will also include the renovation of the hospital's lab, emergency department waiting room and entrance.

This will be the facility's third expansion since its opening in 2013.

"At Poinciana Medical Center, we are dedicated to finding new ways to meet the needs of our community," said CEO Chris Cosby. "The expansion of our emergency room will continue to drive down average ER wait times and allow us to continue providing our patients with the quality care they deserve. Additionally, this project will further enhance the functionality of our lab."

In January 2015, the hospital expanded its emergency room to 22 beds and 14,500 square feet, and in November 2015, completed a vertical expansion that more than doubled its number of private patient beds.

Poinciana Medical Center employs more than 300 full-time staff members. Additionally, the hospital has more than 280 credentialed physicians and advanced practice professionals as part of its medical staff.