Cleveland Clinic Florida's newly constructed hospital tower and expanded Emergency Services Department opened to patients on
Saturday, Oct. 6. The $232 million five-story, 221,000-square-foot addition to the Weston campus expands capacity by 50 percent. Located on the first floor of the newly constructed tower, the expanded Emergency Services Department consists of 42 emergency bays designed to accommodate more than 70,000 patients a year. Several patient care design elements were incorporated to support patient safety, comfort and experience.
The recently completed expansion includes a new hospital tower with a 24-bed surgical intensive care unit (ICU) on the second floor and 26 medical/surgical and telemetry beds for oncology and acute care patients on the third floor. The fourth floor of the tower, with 24 medical ICU beds, is scheduled to open by the end of the year. The fifth floor will be brought online when demand requires additional capacity.
The new hospital tower and expanded Emergency Services Department are part of a major expansion announced in 2015 and fueled by $302 million in capital investments. Other capital projects launched this year include the establishment of a medical office in Wellington and the opening of the 73,000-square-foot
Coral Springs Family Health Center.