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Bayfront to Break Ground on Emergency, Trauma Center Expansion

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The  $22 million project will nearly double the size of the existing emergency room and increase the number of beds to 48 private rooms.

ST. PETERSBURG – Throughout Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s 110-year history, the hospital has grown and expanded to meet the city’s healthcare needs, and, now, officials said, they’re ready for another expansion.

Bayfront plans to break ground on renovations and expansion of a new emergency and trauma center.

The $22 million project will take about 18 months to complete. The updated center will nearly double the size of the existing emergency room and increase the number of beds to 48 private rooms.

“The new ER will allow us to deliver the same quality care, but in a more comfortable setting,” said Lisa Nummi, Bayfront’s chief operating officer who will oversee the project. “The renovation will also help streamline our processes, which will reduce ER wait times.”

In addition, it will feature:
* A designated area where community members with less serious illnesses can receive walk-in care;
* A new entrance for patients arriving by ambulance that will connect directly to a newly built critical care and trauma area;
* On-site computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance;
* Imaging (MRI) for patients experiencing stroke symptoms or who have sustained serious injuries; and
* Two dedicated rooms for community members seeking emergency help for mental health disorders.

“Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has served the Tampa Bay area residents for more than a century. Upcoming renovations will ensure our community continues to have access to a higher level of care for years to come,” said Kathryn Gillette, market president and chief executive officer. “As part of our commitment of 100 million over five years, since April of 2013 – more than $81 million has been invested in infrastructure, equipment and technology to enhance the delivery of patient care.”

Founded in 1906, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is a 480-bed medical center, and Level II trauma center that is affiliated with the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of
Medicine and is the regional flagship hospital for a network of hospitals bearing the Bayfront Health name.

For information, go to BayfrontStPete.com.

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Bayfront to Break Ground on Emergency, Trauma Center Expansion
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