Expansion and renovations to the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Meyers, FL have been completed, with the medical facility adding three floors, 216 patient rooms and 52 intensive care rooms.
Several portions of the project were expedited in order to assist high-risk patients and played an integral role in the care of patients during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the completion of the project, 49,000 square feet of the facility has been renovated and a whopping 365,700 square feet of space has been added on to the center for patients and staff.
Origins of the Project
The project, which has been completed in several phases, was designed by HKS and built by Skanska-Gates.
Phase one of the $347 million project opened in August 2017 and included a 1,300-space parking garage.
Subsequent phases of the project included the expansion of the emergency department, the clinical laboratory, radiology department, dining services and the central energy plant.
Project Facts & Figures
- Cost – $347 million
- New Floors – 3
- New Patient Rooms – 216
- Intensive Care Unit Beds – 52
- Square Feet of New Space – 365,700
- Square Feet of Renovated Space – 49,000
- Number of New Inpatient Beds – 268
An incredible upgrade
Perhaps the most expensive add-on to a building in Lee County history, the medical facility now features 7 floors with elevators, improved areas to care for cancer patients, increased bed capacity (from 356 to 624), additional ground-floor space and breathtaking views of Southwest Florida.
Each individual room has also been upgraded with a new layout and furniture, which includes seats at the windows with pop-up trays for eating. Even more, these seats and trays can be folded and converted into a bed for a patient’s visitor.
The facility has been completely reshaped and upgraded and is essentially a brand-new hospital that will be used as an example throughout the state of Florida for other medical facilities that are looking to make upgrades.
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