FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Promise Healthcare, Inc., a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company has commenced construction on its newest facility, Promise Hospital of Fort Myers. Designed as a 56,000 square foot, 60-bed single story facility, the new hospital will treat critically ill patients with multi-organ conditions requiring a longer hospital recovery period, aggressive therapy services and/or complex wound care.
Modeled after the successful custom design and build of Promise Healthcare facilities in Louisiana and The Villages, Florida, Promise Hospital of Fort Myers will provide LTAC services supported by the latest technologies in safety and medical equipment. Located at 3050 Champion Ring Road in the Forum, Promise Hospital will be the first of its kind in Lee County and the region.
The new Promise long-term acute care hospital will close a gap in the local health care market. Currently, the families of patients in need of long-term acute care must travel several hours each way from their homes to be with loved ones receiving treatment. “Promise is bringing to Lee County a much-needed facility providing a new care setting for patients who have long-term acute needs,” says Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. “They have a highly-respected name in long-term care, and we look forward to working with them so that each patient is getting the right care in the right place.”
Peter Baronoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Promise Healthcare, Inc., says Promise is committed to serving the Fort Myers and Lee County communities. In addition, Baronoff stated that the goal of the Promise Long-term acute care hospital is to provide care for patients referred from the surrounding region.
“We are privileged and honored for the opportunity to expand our presence to the Fort Myers community and are looking forward to working collaboratively with Lee Memorial Health System and all the other hospitals and health care providers in the area to enhance the continuum of patient care,” says Baronoff.
Baronoff also expressed thanks to officials at Lee Memorial Health System for working collaboratively with Promise in making the vision of Promise Hospital of Fort Myers a reality. With an estimated completion date in late 2014, the hospital is expected to yield over 150 full-time positions once completed.
Promise is also completing a 60-bed sister hospital in Miami Lakes that is a mirror image of the Fort Myers facility. The Miami Lakes hospital completion is anticipated in early 2015.
About Promise Healthcare
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Promise Healthcare is one of the largest long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital organizations in the country. With more than 2,000 staff members and 13 hospitals nationwide, Promise Hospitals utilize an interdisciplinary approach to healing and wellness. Promise’s distinctive LTAC environment provides acute medical care and aggressive therapy services for patients with unresolved, acute, or catastrophic illnesses, as well as multi-organ disease processes who require a length of stay of 25 days or more. Promise specializes in acute respiratory/pulmonary care (including ventilator management and weaning), complex wound management, and treatment for multi-organ failure and post-surgical complications.