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Bay Medical Opens $70 M Expansion

Bay Medical Ribbon Cutting for New Patient TowerWith a drumroll from a marching band and streamers shot from confetti cannons, Bay Medical cut the ribbon on a 5-story patient care tower and new main entrance on Wednesday, September 8th. The new tower includes 144 private patient rooms, a new cafeteria - the Garden Café’, and features many 5-star amenities for a more hotel-like hospital experience. Guests at the ribbon cutting were given a tour of the new facility which included new intensive care units for both medical and surgical patients, a new neurological nursing unit, a new floor dedicated to orthopedic and spine patients as well as those having general surgery, and another floor dedicated to the nursing care of general medical patients.
 
All areas in the new hospital will feature wi-fi access and each patient room will have individual thermostats and comforts of home such as sleeper couches, desk space and flat panel televisions. In addition, patients will be able to order from a menu with numerous delicious and healthy choices for each of their meals. For patients and guests who want to get away from the hospital setting, there is a beautiful Healing Garden in the courtyard with a water feature, tropical foliage and winding walking paths.
 
Bay Medical Healing GardenThe expansion also included a new energy center to provide the infrastructure for the new hospital building which will also provide full power and water to the hospital for a minimum of 72 hours in the event of a hurricane.
 
The Garden Café’ opened for business on Thursday, September 9th featuring a brick pizza oven, specialty grills, custom salads, sushi , fresh baked breads and more.
 
The first patients moved into the new building on Friday, September 10th.
WJHG coverage of Grand Opening