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South Florida Baptist Hospital Grows to Meet Community’s Needs

South Florida Baptist Hospital continues evolving to meet the growing needs of the Plant City community. 

“We have changed dramatically in recent years, adding an expanded Emergency Center, orthopedic unit, a center for wound care and hyperbarics, heart and vascular services, robotic surgery, and a new Breast Center ,” said Steve Nierman, South Florida Baptist Hospital COO.  “But even as we offer expanded programs and services once associated only with larger hospitals, patients’ experience in the hospital remains a top priority.”

For passers-by, perhaps the most noticeable change is the addition of a 120-space parking lot located at the corner of W. Reynolds St. and Plant Ave., across from the Emergency Center.  But a closer look inside the hospital reveals even more about what patients can expect from their hometown hospital.

Last month, the obstetrics unit, also known as 3-South, received a face-lift.  New flooring, ceiling, refurbished nurses’ station and lobby have been enhanced with wood and glass, giving the unit a more hotel-like feel.  The same aesthetics have been applied to a newly renovated medical/surgical unit, 2-South, that opens April 1.  The entire unit has been renovated, reconfiguring 18 semi-private rooms to become 16 private rooms.  Each room contains a family area, a private bath and shower, 42-inch television and a digital white board. 

Renovations continue this summer.  In June, the hospital will begin expanding its surgical program with the construction of two new operating rooms.  The project will take approximately 15 months to complete.

“By keeping up with the latest technology and innovations in the health care industry, we are able to attract superb clinicians and offer our neighbors so much more than minor services,” Nierman said.  “Thanks to the support of our local community, generous donors and excellent clinicians, we continue to be Plant City’s choice for high quality health care.”

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