HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital Unveils New 24-Bed Private Inpatient Rooms

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – To meet the region’s growing needs, HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, formerly known as Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, announced on Tuesday the completion of a multi-million dollar expansion.

Four north of the patient tower is where the $18 million expansion added approximately 20,000 square feet and a 24-bed hospital medical surgery unit. There you will only find private rooms.

“What’s great about these rooms is newer, bigger, newer and better rooms in terms of technology, monitors and screens,” said Holly Dean, COO.

Hospital officials said medical surgical patients are considered everyday patients.

“Not ICU, a step back as you mentioned. The majority of our patients who are admitted to hospital meet that criteria in some way, so that’s most of the people we’ll see in our ward. ’emergency,’ said Four North manager Sean Fitzgerald.

With the addition of 24 inpatient beds, officials said the hospital has increased bed capacity to a total of 262 inpatient beds.

“Most importantly, getting our patients out of our emergency department faster and upstairs where they’ll be more comfortable,” Fitzgerald said.

Officials said this expansion combines the hospital’s long-term vision with the extreme growth seen in the community.

“This is one of those that is absolutely necessary and we continue to do this analysis year after year, year after year, because we want to make sure that we can meet the needs of everyone who lives here in Bay County. and our surrounding communities,” Dean said.

Meet health care needs in the community now and in the future.

This 24-bed expansion is part of a larger 60-bed inpatient project totaling nearly $62 million. Officials said the addition of 16 new intensive care beds opened earlier this year and a 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit will open later this year.

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Lillian L. Pena