New patient tower construction progressing, pattern adjustment temporary

(see map below)

South Bay Hospital’s new $30 million ICU/PCU patient tower has made significant headway with enclosed walls for the second floor of its expansion. Construction crews should be closing in the lower portion of the structure within a month. As the crews begin to close in the first floor level and start work on the new drive access they will need to temporarily block the current East-side “Main Entry” drive into the campus for a period of 5 to 6 weeks beginning Tuesday, May 31.

To accommodate hospital traffic during this time period, South Bay Hospital will maintain its two alternate entrance routes for visitors, patients and emergency personnel to enter the hospital property. Heading west on CR 674/Sun City Center Boulevard, one can turn right onto the hospital campus’ second entryway drive, which is located immediately prior to Upper Creek Drive and approximately 100 yards due west from the current main entry drive. Heading east on CR 674/ Sun City Center Boulevard, one can turn left onto Del Webb Boulevard from CR 674, drive approximately 200 yards, and then turn left onto Haverford Drive, which is located directly between Trinity Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Both entrances have signage directing traffic once on campus. In addition, security personnel will be on site 24 hours a day to help direct visitors during this time.

BB - SouthBay - Map for Visitors

South Bay Hospital expects that the construction road blockage on the East side of the construction site will remain out of service from Tuesday, May 31 through Monday, July 11. All Emergency responders have been notified of the change so that routes to care on the hospital campus will remain easily accessible. Updated maps (as attached) will be provided to all patients, visitors, guests, physicians and employees and emergency responders. For more information, call 813-634-0496.