$120 Million Hospital Project To Officially Break Ground In East Manatee

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Construction is set to officially begin on a $120 million building at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

The hospital hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking June 11 at its facility at 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. in east Manatee County.

When done, the new addition will add 60 beds, raising the number of beds to 180. A second phase will add an additional 60 beds and bring the total to 240 — twice the current capacity. The five-story, 170,000-square-foot patient tower will also allow the medical center to expand its laboratory, pharmacy, pre-admission testing and food and nutrition services departments.

Construction is expected finish in time for the addition to open late next year.

This isn’t the first time Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has expanded. It underwent a $28.5 million expansion in 2019 that included two new operating rooms, an additional heart catheterization lab, a new advanced MRI system, and an expanded and enhanced surgical waiting area, preoperative space and post-surgical space.


Source:  Business Observer