AdventHealth Fish Memorial recently celebrated the final pour of foundational concrete for the hospital’s $100 million patient tower.

On Nov. 4, hospital staff celebrated this milestone by placing their handprints in the concrete slab that will remain visible in the tower’s stairwell even after construction is completed.

“It is an exciting day. There will be a number of other milestones as we continue this project, but this is honestly one of the most important ones,” said Rob Deininger, AdventHealth Fish Memorial CEO. “There’s certainly a sense of excitement today, from our staff and our community, to see the project moving along, knowing that construction will be completed about a year from now.”

Now that the foundational concrete is completed, the four-story tower will take shape as it begins to rise from the ground.

When construction is completed, the patient tower will include a state-of-the-art 20-bed labor and delivery unit, as well as enhanced cardiac, intensive care and surgical services.

This construction project will also fully privatize all patient rooms at AdventHealth Fish Memorial, while increasing the number of licensed beds from 175 to 225.

Furthermore, the expansion will significantly increase the size of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s emergency department, while also adding pediatric emergency care.

The new construction will add 120,000 square feet to the hospital’s footprint, growing the facility to a total of 384,839 square feet when completed.

“This will significantly transform the level of care available to our community. With an investment of this size, and the services we are bringing, it will transform the level of care available locally,” Deininger said. “The impact that this investment will have on this community, I think it will well-outlive any of our lifetimes.”

The architect is Orlando-based RLF Architects. Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

To learn more about this construction project, visit www.YourPatientTower.com.

AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175 beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties of which the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region is composed. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly owned entities to AdventHealth last January.