Towering New Surgical Hospital Debuts in Tampa

By HCO Staff

TAMPA, Fla.—Hammes Healthcare, a leading provider of consulting and project management services, celebrated the official opening of the new Moffitt McKinley Hospital in Tampa, which opened to patients on July 31.

The new inpatient surgical hospital is a 10-story, 500,000-square-foot facility connected to Moffitt’s existing outpatient facility on the McKinley campus. The new hospital features 19 operating suites including two intraoperative MRI ORs, 72 prep and recovery rooms, and 128 inpatient beds. The new inpatient surgical hospital includes two shelled floors capable of holding 64 additional beds and structural provisions that provide the potential to double the bed capacity in future phases. HDR was the project architect and Barr&Barr was the Construction Manager.

Hammes Healthcare served as the program manager and provided operational readiness services for Moffitt McKinley Hospital. Hammes Healthcare’s operational readiness services supported the clinical and operational requirements of the new hospital spanning staffing and onboarding, contracts, licensures, accreditation, IT, training and more. Hammes helped facilitate a soft launch with numerous mock scenarios prior to go-live to ensure a smooth transition for Moffitt staff.

“Over the last four years, Hammes worked alongside many of our internal departmental work groups, serving as a true partner and extension of our team,” said Christine Alvero, Vice President of Hospital Operations for Moffitt McKinley Hospital. “This was a highly complex project that we could not have executed as seamlessly as we did without the expertise, foresight and partnership of the Hammes team.”

“It’s been an honor to partner with Moffitt Cancer Center and our exceptional project team members to bring this project to life,” said Wade Milligan, Regional Vice President of Hammes Healthcare. “This was a great example of our project management and operational readiness disciplines coming together to ensure a seamless and successful go-live for our client and, ultimately, the patients they serve.”