August 30, 2022 – HCA Florida University Hospital, a 165-bed facility and part of HCA Florida Healthcare, the state’s largest healthcare system, officially opens its helipad.
The 3,025 square foot helipad is located on the roof of the hospital, which opened in mid-November 2021. The air ambulance landing pad also has a dedicated elevator to transport effectively patients in life-threatening situations.
“In an emergency, every second counts,” said Madeline Nava, CEO of HCA Florida University Hospital. “By drastically reducing transfer times, we gain valuable time to save lives.”
As of August 19, 2022, the heliport is fully operational and ready to accept and transport patients as needed. The opening of the heliport follows the near completion of the hospital’s 100,000 square foot medical offices. Future plans for the 330,000 square foot hospital include adding six more floors and growing to 600 beds.
About HCA Florida University Hospital
HCA Florida University Hospital is a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty hospital that partners with top clinical leaders and uses enhanced technology to deliver exceptional patient experiences. The comprehensive medical facility provides a full range of healthcare services to Davie, Florida and its surrounding communities, including 24/7 emergency care with emergency physicians certified by the consulting, maternity, orthopedics, oncology, neuroscience, diagnostic services, imaging and a full range of robotic and minimally invasive surgical services. HCA Florida University Hospital offers completely private patient rooms. It is located adjacent to the Nova Southeastern University campus in Broward County. For more information about HCA Florida University Hospital, please visit hcafloridahealthcare.com or call 954-475-4400.
HCA Florida University Hospital is part of HCA Florida Healthcare, the state of Florida’s premier healthcare provider. With an employee base of 77,000, HCA Florida Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 49 hospital campuses and more than 450 other care sites.