St. Anthony's Unveils New $152 Million Patient Tower
BayCare’s St. Anthony’s Hospital is celebrating its 90th anniversary with the opening of 90 private rooms on its campus in St. Petersburg, Fla.
St. Anthony’s expansion, which began in 2020, will add approximately 143,000 square feet to the hospital’s campus. The tower project is part of a multi-year expansion, renovation, and relocation of hospital services. The hospital is now licensed for 448 beds.
“The patient tower will enable us to meet the growing health care needs of the community we serve for many years to come,” St. Anthony’s President Scott Smith said. “Through this project, we also have improved access to care and enhanced the patient experience by adding more private rooms.”
The $152 million patient tower features calming art and warm décor placed in spacious rooms to help make patients feel at home. In addition, the project includes expansion, renovation and relocation of hospital services including:
- Non-invasive cardiology
- Pre-admission testing for surgical patients
- Three additional surgical suites
- Inpatient Dialysis
- New electrical plant
- New classrooms
- Expanded loading dock
- Cafeteria and kitchen (moved from the ground floor up to the first floor for easier access by visitors).
The completion of the tower also marks the return of the hospital’s main entrance off Seventh Avenue N., which includes a covered drop-off area for weatherproof convenience.
Although the tower broke ground just as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, the project was able to stay on schedule.
“We are grateful to the construction team that followed the safety protocols established by BayCare and St. Anthony’s,” Smith said. “By keeping the project on schedule, we continue our commitment to provide expanded services to our growing community.”
St. Anthony’s will relocate patient units and services into the new building on a rotating schedule in the upcoming weeks, then renovations will begin in those vacated spaces. More construction is planned near the hospital’s emergency center during the remainder of the year.
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