Left to Right: Ale Kalik, MD, Jamie Fernandez, MD, Mark Cardillo (Program Director), Paddy Moses (Board Chair), and Sonia Wellman, CEO

32 new private rooms bring bed total to 68 at Tampa Community Hospital

Tampa, FL – Memorial Hospital of Tampa is excited to announce that Phase I of its expansion of behavioral health services at Tampa Community Hospital is nearing completion with the opening of 32 new private rooms on March 24. This brings the bed total to 68. Phase I also includes construction of an eight-bed dedicated Psychiatric Emergency Department, which will be opening in May. This is part of a much larger project that when completed will make Tampa Community Hospital home to the largest and most comprehensive adult Behavioral Health program in Hillsborough County at a cost of approximately $19.5 million.

“We are committed to providing high quality behavioral health treatment in a safe and therapeutic environment,” said Sonia Wellman, CEO for Memorial Hospital of Tampa. “Our Behavioral Health team looks forward to its new home and to better serving the needs of our patients and our community.”

Behavioral Health Staff Ribbon Cutting

In addition to opening the new private rooms at Tampa Community Hospital, Phase I also included the relocation of Memorial Hospital of Tampa’s inpatient behavioral health beds to its Tampa Community Hospital campus. Memorial Hospital’s Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services and Transitions IOP/PHP programs remain at Memorial Hospital in south Tampa.

Phase II of the project is expected to open mid-summer 2021 and bring Tampa Community Hospital’s bed count to 84, including 68 behavioral health beds and 16 adult substance abuse beds. Two new specialty programs are also planned including geriatric behavioral health services and an eating disorders program.

Memorial Hospital of Tampa is part of HCA Healthcare West Florida Division, which offers one of the largest and most comprehensive array of adult behavioral health services along Florida’s west coast.