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To keep pace with Charlotte County’s growing population, HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital broke ground in summer 2022 on a $60 million expansion and renovation project. 

Over the past several years, the hospital has experienced significant growth and demand for its services, hospital officials said. 

In 2018, 81,945 patients were treated, and in 2023, 98,432 patients were treated, representing an increase of about 20%. 

Next month, the hospital will complete Phase 1 of the project, which is increasing capacity and broadening its offerings.  

Critical care capacity will increase by 12 patient rooms, for a total of 31. There will be 14 more pre-operative treatment areas, for a total of 43 bays. 

The main lobby, waiting rooms and registration areas are being renovated, and a chapel and coffee shop are being added.  

The coffee shop will be occupied by Los Dos Christianos Coffee. 

In all, 40,000 square feet of new space and 20,000 square feet of renovated space are being added to the facility. 

For Phase 2, which will be completed by the end of the year, the hospital’s operating room capacity will expand from 10 suites to 12 suites. 

HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital renovation“We are very excited about the project’s success and this investment in the health of our community,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital.  

“This expansion underscores our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our patients and residents of the many communities in Charlotte County and surrounding areas we are privileged to serve, he said. 

Robins & Morton served as the general contractor for the project, and Barge Design Solutions was the architect.

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, comprises more than 570 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms.  

United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 doctors and 77,000 colleagues providing care to more than 7.4 million patients each year. 

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