St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa is receiving a massive overhaul, giving one of the busiest emergency departments in Florida even more room to grow. Shown above are two of the newest phases completed- The Heart Institute and Interventional Radiology.

The Heart Institute includes a new three-story expansion on the northeast side of the building adding features such as the luxury of private patient rooms. The already busy emergency department which sees approximately 50,000 pediatric and 90,000 adult visits a year was expanded and renovated to improve adult emergency series, staff workflow and create larger exam rooms. The hospital has the busiest children’s emergency center in the region, and the larger, advanced facility increases the community’s access to the highest level of pediatric emergency care in the area. With a splash of color, the dedicated pediatric emergency department lobby includes interactive entertainment features allowing for a fun atmosphere while the families wait.

St. Joseph's Heart Institute is recognized as one of the most advanced and comprehensive centers for cardiovascular care in Florida. The institute, located in the North Wing received a dedicated entrance and offers new procedural rooms for cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and cardiovascular surgical services. The new additions improve patient’s access to effective, expert care while also giving more room to make the hospital experience as comfortable as possible.

Interventional Radiology, which is Phase II of the Heart Institute project, included the demolition of the current one-story building and courtyard to make room for the newly expanded facilities. The first floor encompasses new interventional radiology labs and renovated ultrasound suites. A second floor was added on the already existing structure and has expanded the general surgery area to include five new operating rooms. Additionally, the old pediatric prep, holding, and recovery services, that were previously located in three separate locations, are now consolidated into one area making transitions a much smoother process.