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Bayfront to build St. Pete cancer and orthopaedic center

Veronica Brezina



A rendering showing the northwest perspective of the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square. All images provided.

Since taking over the St. Petersburg Bayfront Health hospital campus in 2020, Orlando Health has made drastic improvements and focusing on more specialized care, and it will now bring a cancer and orthopaedic center to downtown. 

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg announced Tuesday it is teaming up with three of the state’s top medical specialists to build its new Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square. 

A rendering showing the southeast perspective of the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square.

The new four-story pavilion will be a technologically advanced facility made possible through its partnerships with the Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates and Women’s Care.

“This new facility and the partnerships that will reside within the pavilion, are examples of our dedication to becoming the premiere destination for medical care in the Greater Tampa Bay region,” Bayfront Health CEO John Moore said in the hospital’s news release. 

The center will house multiple oncology specialists and physicians who are experts in urogynecology, colorectal, thoracic, lung, head and neck, breast and skin cancer treatments. 

The 132,000 square foot Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square complex will be built west of the James Heart Center and will also include an outpatient imaging center and diagnostic laboratory services.

It is expected to open in late spring of 2025.

The Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square.

Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, one of the largest oncological providers in Florida, and Women’s Care, which now counts more than 100 locations across the U.S., are also partnering with the Bayfront Health Cancer Institute, the Orlando Health Cancer Institute and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg radiation oncologists. 

“We are excited to begin this partnership with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg which will expand our capabilities of delivering world-class oncology care close to home to our patients in Pinellas County,” FCS CEO Nathan Walcker said in the release. “Our mission at FCS keeps our patients central to all we do. This new state-of-the-art health pavilion will ensure that our patients have access to the specialized care and cutting-edge technology they need to deliver the best possible quality, experience, and outcomes.”  

“While we’ve grown our unique brand of respectful, high-quality women’s healthcare to more and more markets nationwide, we are especially pleased to partner with Bayfront Health to help create a comprehensive experience for our patients right here in Tampa Bay, where Women’s Care was founded,” added Tushar Ramani, CEO of Women’s Care. “This new facility can offer women better health outcomes by allowing easier access and continuity of treatment via a single location for high-quality cancer care provided by a collaborative team of experts.”

The Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square.

Bayfront is working with Turner Construction Co., HDR and Jacobs Engineering Group on the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square project. 

The plans for the new center come off the heels of Bayfront Health’s October announcement on partnering with Women’s Care to provide services for a new 60,000-square-foot facility, which will be built at 700 6th St. South on the east side of the hospital’s campus. 

It also follows the news of the rejected proposal from Moffitt Cancer Center and the TPA Group to build a cancer center along with apartments and a potential hotel at the 800 Block, which was ultimately denied due to multiple factors. However, there has been a significant outcry from the community in needing a state-of-the-art cancer center, as many have to cross the bay to get care from large Tampa providers such as Moffitt. 

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    George M

    November 15, 2022at9:39 pm

    Great article, thank you! This will be a huge benefit to our community.

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