HCA Florida West Tampa Hospital – Hospital for Endocrine Surgery

  • area / size 64,000 sqft
  • Completed 2022
  • Location Tampa, Florida, , United States
  • Type Hospital,
  • Gresham Smith was tasked with completing the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery for HCA Florida West Tampa Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

    When HCA Healthcare partnered with a world-renowned surgeon to open The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery—a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to the surgical care and treatment for endocrine tumors and disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands—they called on Gresham Smith to design the new space. Our team renovated 64,000 square feet inside West Tampa Hospital, transforming a 1970s building into a state-of-the-art facility that combines a hospitality-focused experience with world-class care for patients from around the globe.

    The hospital’s modern exterior reflects the sophisticated, high-tech care patients can expect to receive inside and features wood-look metal panels, perforated metal screens, large expanses of windows and a class canopy. Inside, Gresham Smith’s interior designers drew inspiration from Florida’s sun, sand and blue skies, which is reflected in the space’s materials and finishes. For added comfort and convenience, patients can check in at the centralized registration desk and wait in one of the lounge areas, or visit the adjacent dining space and outdoor terrace. The calming pre- and post-surgery unit is home to 33 bays with a centralized nursing station demarcated by a wood ceiling feature and recessed lighting, while 15 private patient rooms create a comforting experience that reduces stress.

    The facility’s radiology, nuclear medicine, laboratory and pathology departments enable physicians to diagnose and treat endocrine tumors, and the eight operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology, such as video connectivity and robotic systems, to support surgeons performing advanced procedures. Additionally, updates to the existing elevator circulation create operational efficiencies while separating the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery staff and patients from West Tampa Hospital’s other patient populations.

    Gresham Smith’s team provided a modern, technically-advanced space that meets today’s operational needs while also providing flexibility for the future as treatment methods evolve. The new Hospital for Endocrine Surgery provides a one-of-a-kind patient experience that supports world-class surgeons in providing highly specialized care.

    Design: Gresham Smith
    Contractor: Brasfield and Gorrie
    Photography: Chad Baumer