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Cape Coral Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Expansion Completed and Preparing to Open for Service

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Growth of the ICU Increases Access to Critical Care for the Cape Coral Community

(Cape Coral, Fla. – Jan. 5, 2024) --- Lee Health’s Cape Coral Hospital has expanded to 34 patient beds in the ICU. It has also increased its dialysis from four to six units. 

The expanded ICU will bring more options for critical care to the growing Cape Coral population and beyond. The expansion added 11,190 square feet of vertical space over an existing MRI and ultrasound area.

In addition to adding 12 ICU rooms and staff support areas with a tie-in to the existing second floor, there will be a first-of-its-kind HVAC pandemic mode that allows the new addition to become its own negative pressure wing, expanding isolation patient space in the event of a widespread infectious disease occurrence.

“Cape Coral has been growing at a rapid pace and this expansion is a longtime coming. We are pleased to be able to provide more access to critical, lifesaving care to support the Southwest Florida community,” said Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and chief executive officer of Lee Health. “There is nothing more important than access to quality, compassionate healthcare for our friends, neighbors and loved ones.”

The expanded ICU space was built to closely mimic the 52-bed ICU built by the same project team at Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center.

To further support the needs of the growing population, Lee Health has a number of other patient-focused projects in the works in Cape Coral.

Earlier this year, Cape Coral Hospital added six new vertical bays to the Emergency Department to provide a more comfortable and private space for patients to be seen and to expedite treatments.

The Surfside Medical Facility is slated to be completed this year. It will be home to orthopedics, endocrinology, rheumatology and rehabilitation specialists.

Lee Health will also provide medical services in the new Bimini Square building in Cape Coral when it opens in 2025, including primary care, cardiology services, imaging, breast health, lab services, pediatric primary care and behavioral health services. 

For more information on the Cape Coral Hospital ICU expansion, please visit www.leehealth.org.

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