Patient Tower Groundbreaking Celebration Covered By Local News
May 24, 2018 – On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, AdventHealth Fish Memorial officials and local dignitaries broke ground on a $100 million expansion project which will be known as the Patient Tower.
Coverage of the groundbreaking event and expansion project aired on the following local news stations (click links to view clips):
An article was also featured in the Daytona Beach News Journal online and can be read here.
AdventHealth Breaks Ground on $100 Million Expansion in West Volusia County
ORANGE CITY, FL, May 22, 2018 – The rain held out as AdventHealth Fish Memorial officials and local dignitaries broke ground on a $100 million expansion project.Holding shiny gold shovels, officials dug into blue and pink ceremonial sand, which symbolized the state-of-the-art, 15-bed labor and delivery unit that will be included in this expansion project.“This is a big day for AdventHealth Fish Memorial, but it is really an even bigger day for our community here in West Volusia. What we launched today has been in the planning stages for a couple of years,” Rob Deininger, AdventHealth Fish Memorial CEO, said during the event. “West Volusia has seen rapid growth, and we are committed to delivering the most advanced and efficient care possible in our communities. We are blessed to have the opportunity to begin this expansion project and build on our historic commitment for the future.”During the groundbreaking celebration, guests used virtual reality goggles to experience what the interior of the new patient tower will look like once construction is completed. Additionally, attendees used an interactive 3D model to visually move around the building in real time.In addition to birth care services, the four-story patient tower will include a new intensive care unit, increasing bed capacity from 21 to 26 beds and a new medical-surgical unit. This construction project will also fully privatize all patient rooms at AdventHelath Fish Memorial, while increasing the number of licensed beds from 175 to 225. The expansion will also significantly increase the size of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s emergency department, while adding pediatric emergency care.“The emergency department can be a chaotic place, and it is important to have a separate space for our pediatric patients and their parents,” Deininger said.Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.
Construction is Underway on Four-Story Patient Tower
Patients and visitors to AdventHealth Fish Memorial will notice construction is underway on the hospital’s $100 million expansion project.
When construction is completed by the end of 2020, the new four-story patient tower will include a state-of-the-art, 20-bed labor and delivery unit, as well as enhanced cardiac, intensive care and surgical services.
This construction project will also fully privatize all patient rooms at AdventHealth Fish Memorial, while increasing the number of licensed beds from 175 to 225.
Furthermore, the expansion will significantly increase the size of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s emergency department, while also adding pediatric emergency care.
New Traffic Pattern Around the Hospital
Beginning January 2019 the traffic pattern around the hospital will be redirected to allow for construction. Below please see an updated campus map highlighting the recent changes.