HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the completion of an $8.5 million expansion to its emergency room facilities in Niceville.
Scheduled for January 11th, 2024, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the inauguration of the enhanced emergency room facilities.
According to a release by HCA Twin Cities’ parent company, HCA Healthcare, the expansion embodies a holistic approach towards augmenting emergency healthcare, encapsulating state-of-the-art technology and modern infrastructure. The release added the expansion would “elevate patient care and empower medical professionals with cutting-edge tools”. The company believes the revamped facilities will set a new benchmark in emergency medical services.
Increased Capacity and Specialized Rooms: The expansion significantly bolsters the hospital’s capacity to serve the community during medical emergencies.
With an addition of six new ER rooms, the total count reaches 16, comprising 13 acute care rooms and three fast-track bays.
These fast-track bays aim to expedite ER visits for patients grappling with severe illnesses or injuries.
Specialized Rooms: The new ER space introduces dedicated rooms catering to Mental Health, Women’s Health, Trauma, and Weight Loss Surgery.
Additionally, the remodeled hospital includes a dedicated EMS lounge to provide support and facilitate the work of EMS first responders.
Twin Cities hospital treated more than 45,000 employees in in 2020 and has 330 employees on its roster, making it one of the signle largest employers in Niceville and Okaloosa County.
The facility, located near the boundary between Niceville and Valparaiso, has 87 physicians and 65 licensed beds.
HCA Healthcare, a prominent healthcare provider, operates 182 hospitals and over 2,300 care facilities across 20 states and the United Kingdom.
The company also manages surgery centers, urgent care sites and diagnostic centers.
HCA employs more than 290,000 people in their facilities.
In 2022, according to their website, they invested $4.4 billion in infrastructure and equipment, and paid another $3.5 billion in taxes.