St Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, Fla, is growing to meet the needs of the community with a $35 million project that aims to serve more critical care patients and expand orthopedic services in a spacious and comfortable setting.

Included in the two-story, 25,000-square-foot addition is a family-focused care unit designed for patients requiring hospitalization following orthopedic surgery. Twenty-six patient rooms large enough to accommodate rehabilitation equipment give patients more space to increase mobility and receive therapy services in the privacy of their room.

Bariatrics patients will find comfort in 10 rooms designed with compassion for larger patients, who may need special accommodations, particularly if they cannot move easily. Ceiling lifts help patients change position in their beds and bathrooms have comfortable commodes and showers. Spacious suites allow these patients to move around their room as they heal.

St Joseph’s is part of BayCare Health System, the largest community-based health system in the region.

[Source: BayCare Health System]