Construction is underway at 3528 S. University Drive, the former University Park Plaza. University Park Plaza was sold to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the final approval was submitted in 2016.
According to NSU’s Newsroom, the new hospital in the empty University Park Plaza lot is a relocation and replacement of Plantation General Hospital. However, Plantation General Hospital will remain a fully functioning hospital until the construction of the new hospital is complete. Plantation General Hospital will continue to run its emergency services at the current location, even after the new hospital is built.
Jessica Brumley, vice president of facilities management, said that the empty lot is the future home of a hospital, medical office building and parking garage.
“Although the land was sold to Hospital Corporation of America, there are still plans to have close ties with NSU as a teaching and research hospital,” said Brumley.
The new building will serve not only as a teaching facility for NSU medical students, but also as a functioning hospital for the South Florida community.
“The main purpose of the hospital and medical office building is to facilitate teaching and research opportunities for NSU students and faculty,” said Brumley.
Paige Foti, a junior psychology major, said, “I think the hospital will give medical students the opportunity to have hands on experience and will help them in their academic and professional careers.”
The hospital construction is expected to take 24 months to complete.
For more information about the future hospital, visitnsunews.nova.edu/hca-east-florida-received-state-approval-for-a-new-hospital-to-be-built-on-the-campus-of-nova-southeastern-university/.