On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) will host a groundbreaking ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon for construction on its new freestanding emergency department which will expand access to emergency care in Sarasota County. Located on the east side of I-75 at 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34240, the full-service emergency department will provide emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The new facility is expected to open in late 2020.
This groundbreaking will provide attendees and media the opportunity to hear from LWRMC leadership, Group Vice President of Manatee Healthcare System Kevin DiLallo, Hospital Board Members, Sarasota County Commissioner Michael A. Moran, as well as representatives from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Bradenton EDC and Sarasota EDC.
Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, stated, “We are honored and excited to be expanding in Sarasota County with the first freestanding emergency department for Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. By expanding our emergency services, we can better meet the needs of our growing community and provide access to emergency care where it is needed. It has been our goal to create a true emergency room by including a full complement of services, staff and technology. We will be equipped to handle everything from scrapes and sprains, to patients who are experiencing chest pain and the symptoms of a stroke.”
About the New Emergency Department
- Total square ft. – 10,873
- Will offer a full-service laboratory, X-ray, CT and ultrasound
- It will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and continuously staffed by a physician