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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial To Become Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
January 8, 2009 (Ormond Beach, FL) --- After months of planning and construction, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial will soon have a new home – and a new name. Slated to open in July 2009, the new hospital will be known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
"The name change honors the legacy of those in our community who founded Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial and those who have worked tirelessly over the past 41 years to meet and enhance the health care needs of the Greater Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach communities.
“It also recognizes our growth and embraces the sophisticated level of specialty medicine and the high level of care provided by our medical team," said Mark LaRose, president and CEO.
Located just three miles west of the current campus, the new $270 million, 718,000-square-foot-facility replaces an aging campus made up of several buildings. The project – approved as a part of strategic capital and through operational performance and the generous donations of our friends – will be brought to the community at no expense to taxpayers.
“We’re bringing many areas of expertise together in one campus setting – expert medical staff, research, advanced technology, enhanced treatments, outstanding inpatient and outpatient care – and making it more accessible to our patients and their loved ones, ” elaborated LaRose.
The new hospital will provide a platform for the addition of services and specialists, allowing more local residents the care they need closer to home. Plans for expansion were created with a 40 year vision in mind.
The new facility will feature expansions of many services already available and will add new and exciting features including all private rooms, a much larger emergency department, two dedicated surgery suites in the BirthCare Center, four cardiovascular operating suites, including a state-of-the-art endovascular surgery suite, also known as a hybrid operating room, which will allow cardiovascular surgeons to perform a broad range of minimally invasive and open procedures, such as thoracic aneurysm stent grafts, abdominal aneurysm stent grafts and percutaneous vascular procedures.
A medical office complex, adjacent to the new facility, will feature space for primary and specialty care physicians, allowing for quick and easy access to a full range of diagnostic, intervention and routine inpatient care.
"With its state-of-the-art equipment and features, the new medical center allows the community to receive faith-based compassionate care close to home,” said LaRose.