Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Expanded care, closer to home
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System's (SMHCS) new greenfield hospital will provide the growing community with a new and conveniently located source of high-quality emergency and medical services in a modern hospital with an advanced treatment environment. It will serve as the system's first new hospital campus, outside of the main campus, in the 95-year history of the organization. SMHCS anticipates that the new five-story hospital will treat 5,000 patients and 850 obstetrical patients during its first year of operation.
A natural light-filled lobby welcomes patients with registration, pre-admission testing, comprehensive imaging services, and food service, all located near the main entrance for patient convenience. In addition to other support departments, features include public spaces for visitors to gather, relax, and dine. These areas encompass a courtyard, café, and conference room for educational and support programs. Also included is an emergency care center with 33 treatment rooms and the capability to double in size through a future expansion, based on community needs.
Eight operating rooms on the second level are designed to accommodate robotic surgical equipment. Additional services on this floor include two Cath labs, pre-surgical and postoperative recovery areas, three endoscopy/bronchoscopy rooms, two cardiac procedure rooms, pharmacy, laboratory, and respiratory services. The layout enables the flexibility to increase the number of operating rooms and accommodate additional support space to meet future needs. The obstetrics unit features ten family friendly, private LDRP suites, as well as two C-section operating room suites, also on the second floor.
The top floors include a 22-bed intensive care unit (ICU) / progressive care unit (PCU) designed with line of sight into each room from the central nursing station and extensive, high-performing acoustical materials to reduce noise level. There are also three 26-bed acute care units, providing inpatient services for medical and surgical patients. Spacious private rooms accommodate larger beds and specialized patient care equipment, while allowing ample circulation space for patients, visitors, and staff.
The campus, site, and building were planned and designed to accommodate future growth. Featuring a modular, flexible design, the new hospital can accommodate 300 additional beds and supporting programs in the future, based on the community's evolving needs.