Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel breaks ground on $78M expansion

Construction begins Monday on an expansion that will increase the size of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel by more than 50 percent.

The $78 million project adds patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency rooms in nearly 112,000 square feet of new construction and nearly 11,000 square feet of renovation.

The hospital, which opened less than three years ago, is expanding in response to strong community demand, Denyse Bales-Chubb, president and CEO, said in a statement.

Adventist Health System invested $161 million in the original 83-room hospital and adjacent Wellness Plaza. Adventist and Florida Hospital will invest another $61 million in the expansion. A $17 million apital campaign will raise the rest of the money. That campaign will be headed by Tom Dempsey, owner of Saddlebrook Resort.