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BayCare Health System announced construction plans for its newest hospital, a comprehensive acute care facility to serve the rapidly growing community of Manatee County. BayCare Hospital Manatee will be the county’s first not-for-profit hospital and the only hospital north of Manatee River.

BayCare anticipates opening the hospital, its 17th, in 2027 with 154 beds in private patient rooms. Additionally, the $548 million project will include a 45,000-sq.ft. medical arts building. It will be built on the Robinson Gateway Property on Moccasin Wallow Road, conveniently located one mile north of the I-75 and I-275 intersection in Manatee County.

Construction is expected to begin in October.

The hospital’s construction plans underscore BayCare’s commitment to growing with the community and caring for families in the region, from delivering babies and offering neonatal services to providing emergency care and specialty surgery.

BayCare Hospital Manatee, designed by architectural firm Gresham Smith, will offer services including general, orthopedic, and specialty surgery, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, diagnostic and interventional imaging, emergency care, obstetrics, and neonatology. The hospital’s design anticipates expanding to 207 beds when needed, with additional capacity possible as the community grows.

“At BayCare, our mission is to serve the community’s health and we are so excited to be deepening our commitment to the residents of Manatee County,” said Stephanie Conners, president and CEO of BayCare, the leading health care provider with its primary footprint in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties. “As West Central Florida continues to grow and thrive, we are committed to investing in our communities to bringing high-quality and compassionate care closer to our communities.”

BayCare, recognizing the increasing demand for health care services in north Manatee County, announced its intentions in 2022 and began working with officials to address zoning and site preparation needs. Since then, it has opened a BayCare Medical Group physicians’ office in Palmetto, situated a mile from the future hospital location. BayCare also offers home health services and telehealth services in the area and anticipates additional ambulatory services with the medical arts building construction such as outpatient imaging including MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasound, Dexa scan and other diagnostic services. An outpatient laboratory will also be onsite.

“As Manatee County experiences rapid growth, it’s imperative to prioritize smart, sustainable development strategies to ensure the well-being of this community,” said BayCare Co-Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Guy, who is overseeing the project. “At BayCare, we recognize the importance of smart growth initiatives that not only accommodate the increasing population but also promote access to high-quality healthcare services.”

As a not-for-profit organization, BayCare reinvests in people, programs, and facilities to uphold its mission to improve the health of the community. In 2023 alone, BayCare devoted over 10 percent of its revenue, totaling $557 million, to community benefit initiatives, ensuring access to care for all individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

With a legacy of providing clinical excellence, BayCare operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of locations throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties. The largest provider of behavioral health and pediatric services in West Central Florida, BayCare also is nationally recognized for its commitment to high-quality care and its status as one of the best places to work.

“Our goal is for BayCare to be the best place to work, receive and provide care,” Conners added. “The feedback we receive from our patients, visitors, physicians and team members shows that we’re on track. We’re very excited to expand the BayCare effect in Manatee County.”


Rendering of Nutex Health's ER and Micro-Hospital Facility Planned at Northeast Beach and Kernan Boulevards_Image Credit Jax Daily Record 760x320

The city is reviewing a permit application for Houston-based Nutex Health to build and open an ER and micro-hospital facility at northeast Beach and Kernan Boulevards at a project cost of almost $21 million.

Hoar Construction LLC of Birmingham, Alabama, is the contractor for the eight-bed, 28,303-square-foot hospital on 7.85 acres at 12645 Beach Blvd. Gresham Smith of Tampa is the architect.

Plans show eight emergency department exam rooms, eight inpatient beds and an imaging department with MRI, CT scan and X-ray services.

The owner’s name is listed as BBKR Development Partners LLC, based in Atlanta. BBKR bought the 8.42-acre site in August 2022 from Tamaya Loan Acquisition LLC for $4.85 million.

Houston-based Nutex Health Inc. announced in June 2022 that it planned to build and open the facility.

The permit calls it a specialty hospital, which Nutex Health says offers individualized medical care around the clock.

The health care company says that in addition to ER services, specialty hospitals can observe patients overnight or admit them for an extended stay. It says its facilities offer medical treatment, including drug and alcohol detox services and behavioral services.


Source:  Jacksonville Daily Record

Former University Mall Site Tampa

Real estate executive Chris Bowen knows what the former University Mall site in Tampa isn’t going to be when the massive transformation of the property is complete. It won’t be a mall, for sure. It won’t even be a lifestyle center, following a path several developers have taken to reimagine the traditional enclosed shopping center.

What’s unusual, admits Bowen, a veteran commercial real estate developer and executive, is that three years into the project he’s not really sure what it will be when it’s completed.

“The focus being not retail, not lifestyle, this is a shift to an urban innovation community model,” Bowen says. “Our anchors are scientists, engineers and corporate professionals — not department stores. This is almost 180 degrees from a mall.”

New York City-based RD Management, where Bowen is now chief development strategist, bought the ailing 100-acre retail complex in 2014. Including acquisition, rezoning, master planning and demolition, RD has invested some $50 million into the property, with the ultimate goal of creating a hub of innovation-focused tenants, mostly in research, technology and medicine. An additional $65 million is going toward a student housing complex on the site currently under construction.

“This is organic,” Bowen says. “We are not trying to put something together in a very specific purpose like a mall.”

The project, which qualified as a federally designated opportunity zone investment, has made some significant progress over the past six months, leading to what Bowen and other company officials hope will be a strong 2021. Significantly, in July the company announced a name for the project: Rithm At Uptown. The moniker, company officials say, is derived from the word algorithm and is an acronym for research, innovation, technology, humanity and medicine.

Those pillars will be the company’s North Star for tenant and other decisions. At completion, Rithm At Uptown will be one of the largest, mixed-use innovation communities statewide, with capacity for more than 7 million square feet of development, including several thousand residential units, RD officials say. Plans also call for recreational opportunities and entertainment; hospitality; education; medical specialties, clinics and pavilions; and corporate offices and co-working spaces. Architects for the project are New York City-based S9Architecture and Gresham Smith of Tampa.

One early tenant Bowen cites an example of what he wants at Rithm is Diamond View Studios, a video production company with an extended reality screen that can replicate scenes worldwide. Another example is the Institute of Applied Engineering, a nonprofit government contracting entity that works in cybersecurity, data analytics and energy infrastructure. The institute, which recently won several multimillion-dollar contracts, is a direct service organization under the University of South Florida, so it can also use the school’s property, facilities and personnel. Moving into a 4,000-square-foot space down the corridor from the cinema, in an area called Rithm Labs, the institute, Bowen says, is a big get for Rithm At Uptown.

“It’s a leap of faith for them, and it’s a leap of faith for us,” he says.

The former J.C. Penney store represents another significant step for Rithm. That’s where work recently began on a three-story, mixed-use building that will include about 133,000 square feet of office space supported by 30,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. The building will be designed with several outdoor terraces on all floors, providing opportunities for various outdoor gatherings. The street-level retail space, primarily food and beverage related, is expected to open by the end of 2021. Space in the office building, including the rooftop club and conference center, is projected to be ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2022.

For other tenants and parcels, Bowen, in addition to Rithm’s pillars, says he will be guided by being in the middle of the Tampa Uptown District. With frontage on East Fowler Avenue and Club Drive, that means Rithm is near both USF and several prominent medical complexes, including Moffitt Center, Advent Health and Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Bowen talks often about the location as a selling point, in interviews and when speaking to community groups about Rithm.

“The Tampa Uptown District as a whole is in the midst of a renaissance and our Rithm At Uptown development is at the center of it all,” he says.

Bowen says his three years at the helm of Rithm have taught him a valuable business lesson after a career spent mostly putting together health care complexes and projects. In that work, the target tenant for the best return is strictly defined. That’s the opposite of what he’s going after at Rithm, in trying to build something that isn’t a mall. The lesson? Maintain a strong sense of curiosity.

“I don’t know a lot about some of these ideas coming in,” he says. “But I try to use that to my benefit, so I can stay open-minded to new ideas and new directions I’ve never heard of.”


Source:  Business Observer

Architecture and engineering firm Stellar has been selected by Flagler Health+ to design and build a $150 million health and wellness campus in the Durbin Park section of St. Johns County, to be sited between Interstate 95 and State Road 9B.

A recent release from Stellar, based in Jacksonville, said that the firm will be collaborating with Flagler Health+ and University of Florida Health on the project, whose conception entails medical residency programs, a hospital complex as well as educational opportunities for residents and fellows at the campus.  Furthermore, plans for down the road at the facility entail ambulatory medical services.

Architect Gresham Smith will collabrote with Stellar on the five-year, 42-acre buildout project, which is anticipated to break ground sometime this fall and be completed in 2025.

“Stellar is excited to be the design-builder for this innovative new concept in health and wellness,” Richard Lovelace, senior vice president, commercial at Stellar, said in a recent statement.  “After building two Health Villages for Flagler Health+ at Murabella and Nocatee, we are proud to continue our partnership and help bring comprehensive medical care to northern St. Johns County.”


Added Rick Bouchereau, vice president at architectural partner firm Gresham Smith, said in a statement that his firm is “honored to partner with Stellar on this transformative project for Flagler Health+ and this community. Our design for the Durbin Park campus will create a strong sense of place and embody Flagler Health+’s goals for a healthy community.”

Stellar employs nearly 800 professionals in such specialties as architecture, engineering and construction, and the firm specializes in construction management and design-build for projects around the nation.  In addition to healthcare, their portfolio entails construction in the recreation, hospitality, industrial and military sectors.

Healthcare provider Flagler Health+ maintains a healthcare presence specifically in Northeast Florida, inclusive of working with local schoolchidren to educate them about behavioral health.  Flagler Health+ falls under the umbrella of the 130-year-old Flagler Hospital, which is located in St. Augustine.


Source:  HC+O News