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Memorial Hospital of Tampa Breaks Ground On $12 Million Surgical Services Expansion

More Career Choices April 29, 2016

Tampa, Fla. – (March 30, 2016) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa, an HCA West Florida facility, celebrated its groundbreaking event on Tuesday, March 29 to mark the second phase of a multi-phase expansion and renovation project that will include the creation of 18,500 square feet of new surgical space. This next phase of construction has begun and is expected to last approximately 12 months.

The project includes adding two new Operating Rooms (ORs) with the ability for future expansion on the second floor, adjacent to the existing surgical suite. The new ORs will be approximately 652 square feet each which can accommodate complex surgical cases such as orthopedics and spine, and the hospital’s expanding robotic surgery program. Upon completion, Memorial Hospital will have 9 operational ORs.

“The new Surgical Services area will not only house our daVinci Xi® robot, but it will provide space for future expansion of this service, and provide additional support space to help us streamline surgical and endoscopy processes for our patients and physicians,” said Ward Boston, CEO of Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

Currently, Memorial Hospital has seven pre-op and post-op rooms on the first floor to support endoscopy services. Upon the project’s completion, the area will expand to 18 pre-op and post-op rooms available to support both surgical and endoscopy services. The renovation components also include a new Surgical Services entrance on the hospital’s first floor.

Ongoing renovations to existing patient rooms continues and upon completion, Memorial Hospital will have converted most of their semi-private rooms to private patient rooms.

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony included Ward Boston, CEO; Peter Marmerstein, President HCA West Florida; Paddy Moses, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Memorial Hospital; Alejandra Kalik, M.D., Chief of Staff, Memorial Hospital.

Attached Photo: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Services Expansion and Renovations. Officials from left are: Ward Boston, CEO, Memorial Hospital, Paddy Moses, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Memorial Hospital, Peter Marmerstein, President, HCA West Florida, and Alejandra Kalik, M.D., Chief of Staff, Memorial Hospital.

About Memorial Hospital of Tampa

Memorial Hospital of Tampa, part of HCA West Florida, has been providing comprehensive healthcare services for residents of South Tampa for more than 40 years. The 183-bed acute care hospital is Joint Commission accredited and provides 24-hour Emergency Care, Behavioral Healthcare, Cardiovascular Services, General Surgery and Imaging & Diagnostic Services. Other specialized services include an accredited Diagnostic Sleep Lab, Digestive Health, Digital Mammography, Health 4 Seniors, Interventional Radiology, Inpatient & Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Speech & Language Services, Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Women’s Health, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. For more information, visit

About HCA West Florida

HCA West Florida provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year.  HCA West Florida is the Tampa Bay region’s largest healthcare system with 16 hospitals on 18 campuses, 20 ER locations, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous imaging and occupational health sites, physician practices, medical education and teaching programs, regional lab, and consolidated service center.  All 16 hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and nine hospitals earned distinction as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ last year.  HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities which include 168 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states and London.

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