Florida Hospital North Pinellas Turns Motel into Medical Arts Building

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Florida Hospital North Pinellas will demolish a motel adjacent to its property and put a Medical Arts Building in its place, but not without the help of some local children first

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A North Pinellas motel is about to come crashing down – and in its place will be a Medical Arts Building for Florida Hospital North Pinellas that will house multiple specialties and physicians to satisfy more health care needs for residents in the area.

It’s an investment of health and wellness in the community and this week Florida Hospital hosted a “Demo Day” party with children from three after school programs – Boys & Girls Club, Citizen’s Alliance for Progress and the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department – so they could be part of that investment.

The group came out Wednesday to graffiti the old motel walls, then staff from the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College helped the kids create a canvas that will, quite literally, leave their handprint on the future Medical Arts Building.

Work on the $10 million dollar building will begin after the renovation and expansion of the hospital Emergency Department. The demolished motel site will serve as a staging area in the meantime for that project.

Demolition is Monday.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHNorthPinellas.com.

About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System
Florida Hospital, the West Florida Division of Adventist Health System, is a not-for-profit 1,295-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Tampa/Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. It also includes a free-standing ER in Palm Harbor. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit FloridaHospital.com

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