NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Lee Health announces opening of expansion at Gulf Coast Hospital ahead of schedule

92240229_2890658204346053_5744705224405155840_o.jpg
91521403_2890658761012664_7412178860638208000_o.jpg
91909807_2890658971012643_6514279255503798272_o.jpg
Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 14:24:50-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — To care for a possible increase in patients, Lee Health has announced the opening of the expansion at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

Two months ahead of schedule, Lee Health announces the official opening of 216 beds on the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors.

The plan is to use these units to cohort PUI and COVID-19 patients.

This opening is expected to happen on April 2.

Gulf Coast Medical Center will have 250 beds for PUI and COVID-19 patients, 224 beds for non-COVID-19 medical care, and 76 ICU and ICU overflow beds.