Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, the first hospital in the fast-growing pocket of central Pasco, opened its doors at 7 a.m. today.
By 8:30 a.m., the hospital had three patients in the emergency room and doctors had completed the first of four surgeries scheduled for the day, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Clouser said. "We have some outpatient imaging tests scheduled as well," she said.
The $150 million medical center on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, just north of the Shops at Wiregrass on State Road 56, is an 83-bed facility designed to eventually expand to up to 238 beds.
It boasts a litany of high-tech bells and whistles.
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