Construction crews pave way for 27,000-square-foot emergency department.
AdventHealth Winter Park today announced the upcoming construction of a new 32-bed emergency department that will upgrade current emergency services in the area. Crews will begin tearing down an older portion of the hospital in late January for construction of the new ER, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2020.
The new, approximately 27,000-square-foot ER will have all private rooms, two trauma/bariatric rooms and a separate ambulance entrance from the public walk-in entrance. It will also include pediatric friendly rooms and a separate pediatric waiting area to make visits more inviting for young patients. Generous community support through AdventHealth Foundation will help fund the renovations.
“This new ER will modernize and expand the whole-person care we provide to Winter Park and surrounding communities,” said Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of AdventHealth Winter Park. “AdventHealth Winter Park has a more than 60-year history of providing world-class hospital care to our community and the new ER will continue that tradition.”
Medical units on the first and second floor of the old building — including the nuclear medicine and cardio suite, dialysis, respiratory and acute therapy, BioMed and general offices — will be moved to new areas on property in preparation for demolition.
Throughout construction, all emergency services will continue to be available in the existing ER’s current location.
Once complete, the entrance to the new ER will face Mizell Avenue and include a second sculpture by renowned artist JEFRË. It will serve as a statement of hope and healing and act as a visual cue to the hospital’s emergency department. JEFRË previously installed a halo sculpture near the corner of Lakemont and Aloma avenues.
The ER is the latest area of AdventHealth Winter Park to undergo renovations. Earlier this year the hospital opened the Nicholson Pavilion, featuring a first-of-its-kind inpatient rehabilitation unit in Central Florida.