• Venice Regional Announces Multi-Million Dollar Capital Investment Plan - Hospital to invest in current location and pursue development of outpatient locations

    (Venice, FL – November 19, 2020) – Venice Regional Bayfront Health announced today a multi-million dollar capital investment plan to advance patient care and experience, enhance efficiency of operations and upgrade the hospital. The plan is the result of a strategic market review conducted by Navigant Consulting (now Guidehouse), following the state’s repeal of the certificate of need (CON) law and competitive changes in the hospital’s service area. Venice Regional will not move forward with plans to build a replacement facility.
    “Changing competitive dynamics compelled us to reevaluate how we could best apply our resources to thrive and serve our patients,” said Kelly Enriquez, Venice Regional Bayfront Health CEO. “We determined that through targeted investments in services and outpatient locations and reconfiguring the current facility to meet patient expectations we can enhance the care we deliver and improve the experience of our patients and physicians.”
    With a focus on surgical excellence and patient experience, plans call for expanding inpatient and outpatient surgical capacity and creating a comprehensive surgical unit on the north wing of the hospital’s second floor. A top to bottom refresh will update the hospital and renovations will upgrade patient and guest areas for greater efficiency and convenience. A renovation of our Emergency Department is also planned. In response to the delivery of more and more healthcare services in outpatient settings, inpatient rooms will be converted to single-occupancy rooms.
    Ensuring convenient access to care in the appropriate setting remains a top priority. Venice Regional also will continue to pursue development of new outpatient centers to complement its existing ambulatory footprint.
    “Venice Regional has a long history of caring for Venice residents and adapting services to meet the community’s needs, said Lynn Joyner, Board of Trustees Chair, “We are confident these plans – along with the hospital’s continued commitment to high-quality cardiac, bariatric and orthopedic care – will meet the needs of our patients now and in the future.”
    About Venice Regional Bayfront Health
    Venice Regional Bayfront Health is a 312-bed, acute care hospital providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the greater Venice area. Venice Regional, and its affiliated Gulf Coast Medical Group clinics, provide high quality health care that is accessible to residents and visitors across Central and South Sarasota County. The hospital’s services include cardiac, stroke, orthopedic, metabolic, open-heart and advanced surgery, wound care, women’s care and interventional radiology. Venice Regional is nationally recognized through awards, certifications and accreditations in multiple service areas, including Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by The Joint Commission, 2019; Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission for 11 consecutive years, 2021; Chest Pain Certification of Distinction by The Joint Commission, 2021; American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award, 2020. Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery Designation by Florida Blue, 2019; Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence accreditation by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, 2018-2021; Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, 2020; Healogics Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence (11th year) and Center of Distinction (12th year), 2019.
    For more information, visit:  www.veniceregional.com.

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