Rendering of Sarasota Memorial Hospital's New Cancer Pavilion 760x320

Sarasota Memorial Hospital broke ground last week on a new cancer pavilion.

The seven-story, $220 million building is being constructed on Waldemere Street, across the street from the hospital’s oncology tower, which opened in 2021.

According to SMH, the 200,000-square-foot facility “will support an entire continuum of cancer care — from prevention, screening and diagnosis to treatment, clinical trials, survivorship care and lifetime support” — in the community.

Among the offerings will be diagnostic imaging suites with CT and MRI technology; medical, surgical and radiation oncology physician practices; integrative care clinics; and an expanded breast health center with mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic and nuclear medicine technology.

The pavilion will be the third facility to make up the Jellison Cancer Institute at SMH’s Sarasota campus. It is expected to open in late 2025.


Source:  Business Observer

Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion at Boca Raton Regional Hospital 760x320

On Nov. 13, Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrated the opening of the Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion.

Construction for the Pavilion began a little over two years ago as part of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s (BRRHF) “Keeping the Promise” campaign, an historic fundraising campaign that to date has brought in nearly $270 million from the local philanthropic community, including $25 million from the building’s namesakes, Toby and Leon Cooperman.

Among the many state-of-the-art medical technologies housed in the new pavilion is a High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound machine, a non-invasive treatment that uses high frequency sound waves to destroy prostate cancer cells without damaging the surrounding tissue or organs.

The new Pavilion will be essentially a one-stop shop for medical care. The building houses doctor’s offices, medical specialty clinics and five new operating rooms double the size of the hospital’s existing ORs—all a stone’s throw away from the new, multi-story Eleanor R. Baldwin parking garage.

The next phase of the hospital’s “Keeping the Promise” campaign will include the opening of the Gloria Drummond Patient Tower, a 462-room facility that will give patients their own private rooms. Other future projects include a proton therapy treatment facility, a renovation of the existing hospital, a new central energy plant that will keep the hospital self-sufficient through emergencies, and more. Within 10 years, the total investment in the hospital will exceed $1 billion, including funds from Boca Regional parent company Baptist Health South Florida.


Source:  Boca Magazine

Medical Office Planned at 324 Datura Street in West Palm Beach 760x320

Morning Calm Management may demolish an office building in downtown West Palm Beach in order to construct a larger medical office building.

MCM 324 Datura LLC, managed by Mukang Cho of Boca Raton-based Morning Calm Management, filed a site plan for the 0.65-acre property at 324 Datura St. It currently has a 68,811-square-foot office building constructed in 1950.

In 2021, the building was purchased by the office investment business for $10.65 million.

The plan calls for MCM to construct a seven-story, 181,492-square-foot structure with 201 parking spaces and 76,362 square feet of medical office space. Ground floor primary care would occupy 6,800 square feet, while three parking levels and four stories of medical office space, with an average floor area of 18,000 square feet, would be included. Tenant amenity area would also be located on the rooftop.


Source:  SFBJ

Memorial Cancer Institute On The Campus Of Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines_Photo Credit SunSentinel 760x320

Memorial Healthcare System on Wednesday unveiled its $125 million free-standing cancer center stocked with the newest technology and designed for collaboration among specialists.

Whether a patient needs chemotherapy, radiation, a wig-fitting or simply just wants to buy products that are chemical-free they can do that all within an expansive four-story building in Pembroke Pines. The building at Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard is created with big windows to optimize sunlight, and most treatment rooms face a rooftop garden or the nearby CB Smith Park..

The South Broward health system bought the former site of Toys R Us in 2018 to create the new Memorial Cancer Institute, which will bring outpatient cancer services housed in various buildings at Memorial Hospital West into a single location.

Until now, the radiation department at Memorial West had to alternate the days it offered radiotherapy or procedures with the Cyber Knife used to treat prostate cancer and brain tumors. Now, with more space in the new building, both will operate at the same time.

The building will open for its first patients in January. Memorial Cancer Institute will continue to operate satellite offices at Memorial Regional in Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Miramar.


Source:  SunSentinel

Lakeland Regional Health's Kathleen Road Facility 760x320

The doors opened and doctors started seeing patients Monday at Lakeland Regional Health’s newest location: a three-story, $65 million facility on 20.6 acres at Kathleen Road and Interstate Highway 4.

The new 76,000-square-foot center has 52 state-of-the-art patient exam rooms and four procedure rooms. It offers primary care, family medicine, lab services and specialty care services in neurology, pulmonology, urology, general surgery and trauma, infectious disease and endocrinology. It also houses LRH’s new graduate medical education program.

The Kathleen Road campus is part of the hospital board’s plans to expand services and service areas, increase the number of physicians on staff and provide specialized care for which people have had to leave the county in the past.

An urgent care center is scheduled to open in the next few months for things like minor injuries, infections and viruses. A freestanding emergency department is also planned, which will treat things like broken bones and more acute illnesses. For issues needing surgery, the main hospital will be a quick ambulance ride away.


Source:  lkld now