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Medical Center of Trinity plans $38 million expansion

NEW PORT RICHEY — HCA-owned Medical Center of Trinity is planning a $38 million expansion to add an unspecified number of patient beds and to grow its outpatient capabilities.

The addition totals 57,000 square feet, according to preliminary plans filed with Pasco County. The hospital's engineering firm was scheduled to meet with members of the county's planning staff earlier this week to discuss the proposal.

"Seasonal volume spikes were challenging this past year and in anticipation of continued community growth and our desire to keep up with the needs of the communities we serve, we are preparing to expand,'' the hospital said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.

Besides the beds and outpatient services, the addition includes developing shell space for future growth and expanding the central plant capacity to serve the addition.

The 55-acre campus, along State Road 54 in the Seven Springs area of Trinity, includes the original 400,000-square-foot hospital that opened in 2012 with 236 beds. Previous expansions have pushed the number of licensed beds to 288. Also on site is a four-story, 90,000-square-foot medical office building.

In 2015, the hospital treated more than 98,000 patients, a 24 percent increase from two years earlier, according to figures in HCA's annual report to the community. Admissions grew 6 percent to 16,374 in the same two-year period.

The hospital's statement said it expected the project to begin late this year. The hospital employs 1,540 people, according to its community report.

Medical Center of Trinity plans $38 million expansion 07/22/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:05pm]
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