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St. Joseph's Hospital-South celebrates physicians office building

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St. Joseph’s Hospital-South

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RIVERVIEW — St. Joseph's Hospital-South celebrated the opening of its Physician Office Building on Sept. 14.

The 40,000-square-foot freestanding medical building, part of BayCare Health System, is less than a mile east of the intersection of Interstate 75 and Big Bend Road. It's the first component of what will become the St. Joseph's Hospital-South complex.

More than 500 people attended the opening of the medical building, and 200 took advantage of free health screenings. The event also drew leaders of the Brandon, Riverview, Sun City Center and SouthShore chambers of commerce.

The new home to BayCare Outpatient Imaging and BayCare Laboratories offers wider, more open MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms and bone-density testing. It will also house the practice of long-time Apollo Beach primary care physician Dr. Frederick Taylor, a member of HealthPoint Medical Group.

The facility, which has received patients since June, was built with sustainable materials and modifications for energy, light and water conservation. Patient waiting areas are exposed to natural light, and a biometric palm scanner is designed to smooth patient registration and check-ins.

The $225 million St. Joseph's-South complex, set to open in 2015, will feature 90 private patient suites; 22 observation rooms; an emergency center; intensive care unit; medical and surgical units; and a mother and baby unit.

Kathryn Moschella, Times correspondent

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