Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration submitted its final approval for HCA East Florida to relocate Plantation General Hospital to NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus.
“This will propel us toward achieving NSU’s Vision 2020, providing the highest quality health care to our community, and open the doors for countless teaching and research opportunities,” said George Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU president.
HCA East Florida will construct a new state-of-the-art hospital focusing on technology and treatment and work with NSU to integrate research, clinical trials, and education. Consistent with its other facilities, HCA East Florida will privately own the facility and no public funds will be utilized in the construction of thehospital.
“This is the first academic medical facility of its kind in Broward County. The new state-of-the-art hospital will fulfill our continued mission to provide high quality healthcare to the communities we serve,” said Michael Joseph, president of HCA East Florida. “HCA East Florida is proud of our award winning facilities, and we look forward to working with NSU. The partnership will elevate the level of services we can provide by integrating a research and academic component into our scope of care to patients and provide much needed healthcare services to the town of Davie and beyond.”
The first phase of this project was completed in 2015 when HCA East Florida built the first free-standing emergency room (ER) in Davie on the location of the now-approved hospital. The hospital will be built around this existing ER.
“Our faculty members and students are already making breakthroughs in cell therapy, pharmaceuticals, and the hi-tech/biotech areas. Bringing this healthcare hub to our campus will provide the resources that lead to clinical trials to benefit our community and all of humankind,” Hanbury added.
This milestone addition, coupled with this year’s opening of NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research, will provide students and faculty members expanded opportunities for research and training. These opportunities will be in a variety of the health professions, including osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.) medicine, as well as engineering and other fields of study.
NSU and HCA East Florida will provide additional information on the groundbreaking, construction, and estimated completion of the hospital as it becomes available.
After completion of the new hospital, Plantation General Hospital will maintain emergency services at the current hospital location. HCA East Florida also has several other service providers in the Plantation area including a surgery center, physician practices, and the Westside Regional Medical Center approximately four miles away. This will ensure the surrounding community continues to receive high quality medical care.