Saturday, April 21, 2018
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What's under construction next to TopGolf?

The big building going up next to Top Golf is not another entertainment option.

Sorry, Dave & Buster's fans.

No, it's Tampa General Hospital's Brandon Healthplex. The four story, 130,000-square- foot complex is located at 10740 Palm River Road and is slated to open in early 2017.

The comprehensive ambulatory center is designed to be a convenient destination for patients to access a broad spectrum of quality health care services all under one roof.

It will house the hospital's first free-standing adult and pediatric emergency departments, a helipad, surgery center, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and physician offices. It will provide easy access to outpatient ambulatory care.

This is really Tampa General's first major step into the new world of health care, which is bringing health care to you," TGH board of directors chairman John A. Brabson Jr. said earlier this year. "Our goal is to offer the same excellent care, but to do it in a more efficient way, and in a more convenient way for you."

Once it's open, patients will be able to come to the facility to treat a cold, rather than waiting and winding up at the TGH emergency department with pneumonia, Brabson said.

The center represents a trend in health care as providers look to bring services closer to customers' homes and reduce costs.

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