Moffitt starts construction on new hospital
June 16, 2020 - Moffitt Cancer Center broke ground Tuesday on a new inpatient surgical hospital on its McKinley campus. The 34-year-old hospital on the Magnolia campus, on the grounds of University of South Florida in Tampa, has outgrown its space and soon won’t be able to meet the demand to treat more cancer patients, a news release said. The new hospital, about a mile south of the Magnolia campus, will have 128 inpatient beds and capacity to expand to 400 beds. Moffitt is financing construction through two bond issues, totaling $383 million. In the news release, Moffitt said the expansion project would create upwards of $120 million for workers on the construction site, with about 5,500 construction workers involved at some point and about 550 per day at the construction's peak. Moffitt also said it is focused on hiring minority, women, veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises and is striving for a supplier diversity goal of 15 percent with this project. Hospital construction is expected to wrap up in May 2023 with doors to open in July 2023.