BayCare Greenlighted for New Hospital in Pasco County
The plan includes construction of a new 60-bed hospital in Wesley Chapel.
CLEARWATER – The Agency for Health Care Administration has announced preliminary approval of BayCare’s application to build a new 60-bed hospital along the I-75 corridor in Pasco County.
“We know that the demand for health care services will continue to increase in that community, and we’re eager to bring more of BayCare’s clinical excellence to residents in this area,” said Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of BayCare. “We applaud AHCA’s decision and we’re excited to move forward with our plans to develop a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient care to better serve this growing community.”
As part of the health system’s certificate of need application, BayCare outlined plans that include:
- Construction of a 60-bed hospital located at a 111-acre site positioned at the northeast quadrant of I-75 and Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel
- Recruitment of new primary care practitioners
- Implementation of additional behavioral health services
- Commitment to community outreach, wellness and educational activities
- Investment in training and education of Pasco County school students interested in the health care field
BayCare currently serves this part of Pasco County with behavioral health, home health care, physician offices and other ambulatory services along with access to its existing hospitals. The new BayCare hospital in Wesley Chapel will be more convenient for existing patients while also giving residents another option when choosing a provider.
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness.
For more about BaycCare, go to BayCare.org.
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