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Cancer center breaks ground on new $400M facility

The 498,000-square-foot inpatient hospital will help meet growing demand for surgeries.

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Courtesy. A rendering of Moffitt Cancer Center's new surgical hospital, slated to open in July 2023.
Courtesy. A rendering of Moffitt Cancer Center's new surgical hospital, slated to open in July 2023.
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TAMPA — Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has broken ground on a new $400 million, 10-story, 498,000-square-foot inpatient surgical hospital at its McKinley Drive campus. 

According to a news release, the center estimates that, over the next 10 years, its patient volumes will rise by 65% and cancer surgeries will increase by 33%. The new facility, with 128 inpatient beds and the capacity to expand to 400, will help meet that rapidly growing demand. It will also feature 19 operating rooms, 72 perioperative rooms, three MRI scanners, three CT scanners and two nuclear cameras.

"This new facility will expand our capacity for inpatient hospital care and will modernize our ability to treat and cure cancer," Moffitt President and COO Jack Kolosky states in the release. “This hospital will increase the power and speed with which Moffitt can translate our discoveries to the benefit of all people. It will blend the most advanced medical and surgical technologies with a patient-centered approach that brings us closer to achieving our vision — to transform cancer care through service, science and partnership.”

The project will also include the construction of a 26,000-square-foot central utility plant of approximately and a three-story parking garage, the release states. It is expected to generate $298 million in construction value within the local economy and employ some 5,500 workers. 

“This new hospital will be a place for firsts," Kolosky states in the release. "New discoveries will be made here. New procedures will be performed. Through this state-of-the-art facility, we will revolutionize the way patient care is delivered at Moffitt." 

Barr & Barr Inc., Hammes Company, HDR and Horus Construction Services Inc. are designing and building the facility. Construction is set to begin next month, with a target opening date of July 2023.


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