New medical tower
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, recently broke ground on a multi-phase state-of-the-art medical tower addition. The $82 million project will expand capacity, helping the hospital stay ahead of the health care needs of the growing community and the West Florida region, according to a news release.
Expected to be complete in midyear 2023, the tower will expand the number of inpatient beds, by 102 beds. This incudes the new Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Center, which will provide 30 private patient rooms with associated therapy spaces.
The second and third floor of the tower will add 72 private patient rooms and support areas.
All systems and equipment are being upgraded for energy efficiency, and reflect current design trends in health care.
The project is underway, so the main entrance to the hospital is on the east side of the hospital, Entrance D.
Access Health add staff
Access Health Care Physicians has welcomed new medical personnel to its staff.
- Dr. James W. Craig III comes to Access Health after completing his residency at HCA Healthcare, USF Morsani College of Medicine, GME: Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness.
- Dr. John Ameen Jr., joins Access Health after completing his internal medicine residency at HCA/USF Morsani College of Medicine, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
Both Dr. Craig and Dr. Ameen will practice at 5350 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.
- Dr. Francis Mercado joins Access Health after completing a post-graduate internship in the Hospital Auxillio Mutuo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he actively worked the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Mercado will practice at 13235 State Road 52, Suite 102, in Hudson.
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