Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center continues to grow as our community grows. Over the past two years, we've seen many new changes to our facility. In 2019 hospital completed renovations of our post-partum unit and emergency room. By the end of 2019, we finished our $2.5 million expansion of the emergency room's ambulance canopy as well as adding an additional operating room.
In July 2020, we opened our new $11.5 million free-standing ER. Panama City ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is located on Highway 231 just north of Transmitter Road. As a fully functional emergency department, the ER will include 11 private patient care rooms, a dedicated cardiac/respiratory resuscitation room, a full hospital lab and diagnostic imaging services including X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound.
At the end of 2020, GCRMC will expand and renovate the Gulf Coast Regional main campus. The $62 million construction project will add nearly 67,000 square feet and 60 new beds to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, including the addition of a fourth and fifth floor to the north tower. A connector from the third floor of the north tower to the main facility will also be constructed. The fourth floor will house a new medical/surgical floor featuring 24 private patient rooms. The fifth floor will house a state of the art, 20-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility. In addition, we will add a third floor to the south tower, housing a new 16-bed surgical intensive care unit.
Gulf Coast Regional is certified in Advanced Primary Stroke Care, accredited as a Comprehensive Breast Care Center, and is the area's only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation. The hospital offers other quality services to include orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac, vascular and interventional services. We have the only Pediatric ER in the community and the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the region.
We also earned the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® from the Joint Commission for four consecutive years. These designations, above and below, enhance the hospital's quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurable standards of care.
Our mission at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and welcome to our hospital.
Brad Griffin, FACHE
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center