Palms West Hospital Announces $80M New Patient Tower Project

A rendering of the planned patient tower at Palms West Hospital.

HCA Florida Palms West Hospital has received funding approval from HCA Healthcare to build a new $80 million patient tower on its campus.

The new tower will be home to the Surgical Suites at Palms West Hospital. This 36-bed post-surgical unit will provide customized care for patients who undergo robotic surgery by expert surgeons as part of the hospital’s Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence.

In addition, the tower will offer a new grand entrance, new registration and admitting area, a gift shop, a coffee shop, community education space, classrooms, an expanded food services area and cafeteria, and an enhanced materials management area. The project will also allow for additional parking on the hospital’s grounds.

“We are committed to providing the highest level of quality care and comfort available in the industry today,” said Jason L. Kimbrell, chief executive officer of Palms West Hospital. “With state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, we will launch healthcare reimagined, where our teams will deliver care in a setting inspired by a five-star hotel and take healthcare to a new level.”

The tower project is the latest investment into Palms West Hospital by HCA Healthcare. The hospital has enjoyed consistent capital investments over the last several years, which is currently undergoing a $22 million operating room expansion. In the past year, the hospital has opened a new expanded pediatric emergency room, completed an adult emergency room renovation, opened an 18-bed Level-3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), added robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, and broadened the interventional radiology suite and the cardiac catheterization lab.

“The investments we have received are a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication since the hospital opened in 1985. It is a recognition of the amazing work done daily to care for and improve human life,” Kimbrell said. “These investments will allow us to expand our services further and continue to provide our patients the highest quality of care.”

The groundbreaking of the tower project is expected to take place in the fall of 2024, with the project’s completion expected in 2027.

Serving Palm Beach County for nearly 40 years, HCA Florida Palms West Hospital is a 206-bed full-service acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Palms West Hospital is home to the only Women’s and Children’s Center in the western communities featuring a dedicated pediatric emergency department, pediatric services, pediatric intensive care, maternity, Level III neonatal services and a breast center.