Aventura, FL - Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a facility of HCA East Florida, has broken ground on its Emergency Room Expansion Project. The Hollywood Premier themed event held Tuesday evening (June 28, 2016) marked the beginning of a $61 million investment to increase emergency room capacity and bring a new patient tower and parking garage to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. The indoor ceremony featured a sand castle rendering of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center with its future expansion in place.

“After a thorough review of our community’s projected growth and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s evidenced increases in patient volume, admissions and performed surgeries, HCA East Florida has provided the necessary financial support to embark on this landmark expansion project,” said Dianne Goldenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

The Emergency Room Expansion Project will provide 14 new general exam rooms, which include two isolation rooms, five behavioral health rooms and an exam ultrasound room.  The three-story tower will house 60 new private patient rooms designed with upmost attention to meet the comfort needs of future patients and their visitors. The accompanying parking garage will provide 513 additional parking spaces to accommodate increased traffic.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, imaging centers and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff. For more information, visit HCAEastFlorida.com.