Poinciana Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division - Orlando Market, announced today construction has resumed at the site of its future freestanding emergency department, ChampionsGate ER. The project was first announced in the summer of 2019 and temporarily postponed at the onset of the pandemic. Now, construction of the 24/7 emergency care facility for patients of all ages has resumed with the goal of opening to the public in summer 2021.
Located at 8460 Champions Gate Blvd., the 11,000-square-foot facility will feature 11 private patient care rooms and a dedicated trauma room, as well as laboratory and imaging services, including a CT scanner, ultrasound and X-ray technology.
“Creating immediate access to high-quality emergency care for residents across Central Florida has never been more important,” said Chris Cosby, CEO at Poinciana Medical Center. “With the establishment of our new freestanding emergency department, we’ll bring state-of-the-art emergency care to the fast-growing ChampionsGate area. With lifesaving care available close to home, ChampionsGate residents and families can rest easy knowing that we’re here if they need us.”
The new freestanding emergency department will employ approximately 30 emergency medicine physicians and staff, including Board Certified physicians specializing in emergency medicine on site 24/7. Nurses will be certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), with advanced training in trauma, pediatric emergency and neonatal resuscitation.
ChampionsGate ER is the fifth freestanding ER in the Orlando market for HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division, which has existing facilities in Hunter’s Creek, Heathrow, Baldwin Park and the Millenia area.
To learn more, please visit www.ChampionsGateER.com.