May 20, 2019
$16 Million project creates additional services and bed capacity for the Community
Largo Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of two patient care units as part of an extensive $16 million construction and renovation project. The new Orthopedics and Transplant Intensive Care Unit (TICU) will substantially expand the scope and size of these services, adding 30 new beds, 30 to 40 Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians, and the area’s first TICU.
“We are excited about the 26-bed addition for our orthopedic service line on the fifth floor,” said Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer at Largo Medical Center. “This type of investment will assist our physicians and clinical team in providing outstanding patient care for the communities we serve.”
The new Orthopedics Unit features all private rooms, designed to support the quick recovery and return to normal activities, for these patients.
On the second floor of the hospital, we have a brand new four-bed TICU to support the ongoing growth and success of The Transplant Institute of Florida at Largo Medical Center. The program opened in 2015 and today provides world-class transplant services for kidney and liver patients. Here patients are being cared for by a team of nine Registered Nurses in private rooms, where hardwood floors and other amenities create a home-like feel to this intensive care setting.
Both projects began in 2018. The TICU took six months to complete and the orthopedic unit took about one year.