AdventHealth Kissimmee opens new patient tower to meet growing demand

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — AdventHealth Kissimmee announced the opening of its newest expansion at its Osceola County campus Tuesday.

The 123,000-square-foot expansion is part of an $84 million investment that adds 80 new rooms and three new floors to the current Kissimmee tower.

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Rapid population growth in Osceola and surrounding areas has increased the need for the additional capacity.

Sheila Rankin, CEO of AdventHealth Kissimmee, said the investment demonstrates the hospital provider’s commitment to the residents of Osceola County.

“We are dedicated to providing whole-person care close to home for the growing population of Osceola County in the years to come, " Rankin said.

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AdventHealth said it isn’t done with improvements at the Kissimmee facility, with a parking garage opening in 2022, as well as an additional operating room and second cardiac catheterization lab.

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Hospital officials said from 2020 to 2021 the Kissimmee facility had about 17,100 admissions and more than 83,500 emergency room visits.

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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.