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News Release: Brandon Regional Hospital has plans for freestanding ER in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

HCA Healthcare 

November 12, 2018

A new freestanding emergency room is in the works for the suburbs of Wesley Chapel.

Galencare Inc., also known as Brandon Regional Hospital, will be building a freestanding emergency department at 20350 Bruce B Downs Blvd.

The 422-bed Brandon Regional Hospital, an HCA West Florida hospital, is roughly 20 miles and 30 minutes away from the site.

However, it will be less than 3 miles from the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel campus.

An Environmental Resource Permit application was filed in the Southwest Water Management District by engineering firm Justin Dallas Evans PE for the project dubbed “Wesley Chapel FSER.”

Freestanding ED for Wesley Chapel

Southwest Florida Water Management District

This project had been previously permitted as part of the overall Trout Creek Landings project, according to the application.

The site plan shows a 10,870-square-foot medical office on 1.3 acres.

Freestanding emergency centers typically are owned and operated by licensed hospitals. The facilities are not connected to a main hospital campus but offer the same comprehensive 24/7 emergency services.

Costs for building freestanding EDs can go from $10 million and up and can create roughly 30 jobs or so depending upon the size.

The Wesley Chapel freestanding ED site plan

Southwest Florida Water Management District

The owner of the property is Busch Junctions Enterprises and the project development team comprises of Landis Evans + Partners as the civil engineering firm, Hereford Dooley Architects Inc., Polaris Associates Inc. as the surveyor, Dark Moss as the landscape architect and Ground Down Engineering as the geotechnical engineering firm.

Brandon Regional Hospital recently completed a $60 million multiphase expansion that included the completion of its Pediatric Emergency Center.

Earlier this year, the hospital opened an freestanding ED in Temple Terrace.

BRH is one of the largest hospitals in its bed counts. Last year, the hospital had made $378.57 million in net operating revenue.

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