Minto Communities Welcomes First Completed Commercial Development in Westlake
Company takes part in dedication ceremony for new, free-standing emergency medical facility in Palm Beach County’s newest city
CITY OF WESTLAKE, FL - (March 25, 2019) - Residents of Westlake and their neighbors will soon have closer and easier access to healthcare.
On Monday, March 25th, Westlake developer, Minto Communities, joined representatives from Wellington Regional Medical Center, Universal Health Services (UHS) and the City of Westlake to celebrate the end of construction of the new ER at Westlake— a 10,379-square-foot free-standing emergency medical facility. Those who attended the VIP ribbon cutting and reception also had an opportunity to take a tour of the emergency room which is expected to open to the public on April 9th.
Located at 16750 Persimmon Boulevard, the new ER is owned and operated by Wellington Regional. It will provide emergency medical care 24-hours a day, seven days a week with eight exam rooms, three rapid medical exam bays, one triage room, on-site lab services and on-site radiological services. Doctors and staff will treat everything from cuts and bruises to heart attacks and strokes, with the ability to airlift patients to the main hospital if needed.
“We are excited to offer emergency healthcare services for the residents of Westlake and the surrounding communities,” said Pam Tahan, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center. “Emergencies can happen at any time, day or night, and it is important to have a facility available to quickly and professionally provide healthcare services for those individuals.”
The hospital’s parent company United Health Services (UHS) acquired the 5.66-acre site from Minto, and construction began last spring. The ER marks the first commercial development to be delivered within Minto’s 3,800-acre master-planned community and the city’s first healthcare facility.
“We are proud to welcome our first commercial building to Westlake,” said John Carter, Minto Vice President. “The new emergency medical facility sets the cornerstone for services to the community and to the region, and also becomes a gateway to other nonresidential uses.”
Minto is approved to develop more than 2 million square feet of commercial space in Westlake in addition to 4,500 homes. Other non-residential projects in the works include Florida Power and Light’s new solar power farm and a Palm Beach County fire station and district headquarters, which broke ground just weeks ago.
Plans are also in the works for the future Westlake Town Center, which will feature various retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 83,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 326 inpatient acute care hospitals and behavioral health facilities, and 32 outpatient and other facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. For more, please visit www.UHSinc.com.