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June 30, 2011

Largo, FL – Largo Medical Center is investing more than $2.1 million dollars in new education and meeting facilities to accommodate the growth of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program, and the hospital’s capacity for employee and community education.  The project includes a 200-seat conference center, resident resource rooms on patient care floors,  on call  rooms, a  resident dining room and renovation of the current medical staff dining area .

“This conference center will assist us in educating the more than 118 resident physicians who are a part of our thirteen graduate medical educational programs here at Largo Medical Center,” said Richard H. Satcher, Chief Executive Officer of Largo Medical Center. "As we continue to grow, this conference center will give us the space and flexibility to provide some of the most diverse and quality educational lectures  not only for our medical  residents and fellows, but also for all of our health care employees and the community."

The conference center’s main meeting room will seat 200 people. This room will be able to be subdivided into four smaller meeting rooms. Also, three additional conference rooms will be located just steps away and will provide space for smaller group meetings. The multipurpose conference center  will  connect electronically  with Nova Southeastern University, the University of South Florida and other higher-learning institutions to share educational presentations through a state-of-the-art audio visual system.  Construction is set be complete in November 2011.  

The Graduate Medical Education program of Largo Medical Center is the third largest Osteopathic program in the South and has been designated as a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). With thirteen residency programs and more than 118 residents in the program this upcoming academic year, the new facilities will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed by many.

Largo Medical Center is a 422 bed hospital serving the community from two campuses. Largo Medical Center provides breast healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, knee care at the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Pavilion, spine and neurological care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, heart care at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute, behavioral healthcare, inpatient rehabilitation, wound care, sleep disorders care, imaging & diagnostic services and emergency care. Largo Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is the 3rd largest program of its kind in the Southern United States.

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