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Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has begun construction on a major expansion of its downtown campus that will further cement the hospital as a prominent anchor of the Innovation District.

When Orlando Health purchased Bayfront Hospital St. Petersburg in 2020, it pledged to revive the 480-bed hospital after years of financial turmoil under its former owner. Orlando Health’s promise included not only strengthening the hospital’s charity care programs but to also restore Bayfront as a premier healthcare facility in St. Petersburg in both patient care and facilities provided.

Bayfront Health is the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County and is nationally accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It is also the oldest hospital in St. Petersburg and began in 1910 as Good Samaritan Hospital.

In late 2022, Orlando Health announced the first major facilities expansion of Bayfront since its takeover with the announcement of Institute Square, a new medical complex planned immediately north the hospital.

“Bayfront Health – Institute Square ushers in a new era for our hospital and emphasizes Orlando Health’s commitment to providing advanced healthcare throughout our community,” said John Moore, Senior Vice President for Orlando Health and President of Bayfront Health.

“Institute Square will bring world-class care to the Tampa Bay region and beyond through partnerships with the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates, and Women’s Care.”

Institute Square will be located immediately north of the hospital on the superblock bound by 5th Avenue South to the north, 6th Avenue South to the south, 7th Street South to the east, and 8th Street South to the west.

The medical complex will consist of three buildings: the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion, Bayfront Health Women’s Pavilion, and a multi-level parking deck that will include an imaging center.

The Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion will be a four-story 120,000 square foot medical office building that will offer world-class care through partnerships with the Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, and All Florida Orthopaedic Associates.

Cancer care at the new facility will be provided by multiple oncology specialists and physicians offering care in urogynecology, colorectal, thoracic, lung, head and neck, breast, and skin cancer treatments.

Just west of the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion will be the Bayfront Health Women’s Pavilion, a three-story, 60,000 square foot building that will offer comprehensive women’s care. The facility will include care in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health through all phases of life, from pre-teen to post-menopausal years. Bayfront is partnering with Women’s Care, a Tampa-based specialty women’s health physician group, on the facility.

Institute Square will also include a 9,500 square foot imaging center that will be located on the ground floor of a multi-level parking deck. The imaging center will include outpatient imaging and diagnostic laboratory services.

Each building at Institute Square will include separate patient drop off areas and covered walkways.

Construction on Institute Square is underway and existing buildings on the site were previously demolished. Current construction activities include relocating utilities and doing deep foundation work by placing more than 200 stone columns to support the new buildings. A ground crane is onsite to assist in the foundation work.

“We are excited for the St. Petersburg community to follow the construction of Institute Square with us on Bayfront Health’s main downtown campus,” said Matt Taylor, Senior Vice President of Asset Strategy for Orlando Health.

“Orlando Health is pleased to expand its presence and further invest in serving the community’s health and wellness needs through the new Women’s Pavilion, Medical Pavilion, Imaging Center, and parking garage now underway at Institute Square,” added Taylor.

Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for Institute Square.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg expects to open Institute Square in 2025.


Source:  St. Pete Rising

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Walmart Health now has a patient referral partnership with Orlando Heath.

The health care concept from the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer joined with the nonprofit health care system on a care coordination agreement in the state. The work will allow the retailer and Orlando Health to coordinate patient care in Florida with a goal of improving patient outcomes during the transfer of care between providers, such as if a Walmart Health clinic patient needs medical services at a hospital or to see a specialist.

“By collaborating with Walmart Health and focusing on care coordination in the shared patient populations, we’ll be better positioned to more quickly identify patient needs,” Cary D’Ortona, senior vice president of Orlando Health and president of Orlando Health Medical Group, said in a prepared statement.

Retail health consultant James A. Gardner told Orlando Business Journal that Walmart Health offers a lot of general care, but there are some services it does not offer at its clinics which a system like Orlando Health does. That can be beneficial because the partnership can direct patients who need specialty services to the hospital.

Similarly, Ambetter from Sunshine Health is also now a preferred provider for Walmart Health in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Clay, Duval, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Walmart has over 386 store locations in Florida with 115,866 staff members in the state.


Source: OBJ


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Orlando Health has purchased a two-story medical office building from pharmaceutical chain Walgreens for $4.1 million, according to a May 31 report from the Orlando Business Journal.

The building is located at 1200 Kuhl Ave next to Orlando Health’s newly opened $300 million orthopedic institute and ASC. The medical office and surgical facility opened March 27, while the hospital is set to open August 1.

Walgreens, which originally purchased the building for $3.85 million in 2007, will continue to lease the ground floor of the 10,194-square-foot building while Orlando Health will use the rest for office space.

This is the second medical office building Orlando Health has purchased in May, obtaining a nearby 18,616-square-foot building for $7.38 million earlier in the month.


Source:  Becker’s ASC Review

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The South Seminole Hospital in Longwood will soon close, and Orlando Health will build a new healthcare hub in its place.

The hospital is located at 555 W. State Road 434, where it has been for 40 years. It sits next to Reiter Park, which has been referred to as Longwood’s crown jewel. City leaders think new plans for the property will be a good thing for the area and for business owners.

“We want it to be uniquely Longwood, but we also want to be in the future and modern like every other place,” Elijah Ramsay, owner of Back to Basic Barber Shop in Longwood said.

Ramsay is one of only a few business owners in the quiet, historic downtown Longwood area. He has owned the barber shop for six years, but there’s not a lot of foot traffic.

“You know you have Winter Park, and they have their little downtown area, and Altamonte has their little area, so we’ve been wondering how are we going to get something like that that would attract people to Longwood to build it up,” he said.

Ramsay thinks new plans for the city could be that “something.” Orlando Health announced it will close its South Seminole Hospital and tear it down by next year. A stand-alone emergency department will go in its place. Plans are also in the works for a mixed-use building on the property. It would possibly include restaurants, shops, and residential space. Orlando Health is working with city leaders on the plans.

“I have no doubt in my mind it’s going to be an enormous win for the city of Longwood,” Commissioner Matt Morgan, city of Longwood, said. “It’s going to make this historic district more of a walkable area. You’re going to get more of a downtown feel.”

More plans are also in the works. The city bought land behind the hospital with plans to build a new fire department. Renderings show it will be big enough to also house the police department. City leaders said that will open up space in the old buildings for even more business.

Ramsay hopes that business will only continue to grow.”If it could be something like Sanford where they have a downtown area where people feel like they can be comfortable, walk around, shop, and eat, then that would be great.”

Orlando Health expects construction on the emergency department to start sometime in 2023. The construction is expected to be complete by the summer of 2024.


Source:  Fox 35


Orlando Health has four projects under construction or in the works at its main downtown campus.

The nonprofit health system — with $4.6 billion in 2021 revenue and $8 billion in assets — has been very active with construction and planning at the site. Projects include those tied to specialty care as well as other types of care.

Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Orlando Health is nearly finished with its $300 million, 375,000-square-foot complex which includes a medical office pavilion and 75-bed orthopedic hospital. The medical office and surgical facility will open March 27, while the hospital is set to open August 1.

Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute

The system plans to construct a three-story, 45,000-square-foot medical office building at 86 W. Underwood St. Demolition at the site started in January and the institute is expected to open in late 2023.

Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

The second phase of construction will add up to 48,475 new square feet to the building at 22 W. Underwood St. That work is expected to be completed this summer, and the institute already has started serving patients.

Future Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Project

Dr. Phillips Charities donated $6 million for a future project at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children campus. More details for the project were not immediately available.


Source:  OBJ