Wellington Regional Medical Center breaks ground on new Emergency Services Facility in Westlake

CITY OF WESTLAKE, FL – May 31, 2018 – Construction of Westlake’s first new commercial development is underway.  On Thursday, May 24th, Wellington Regional Medical Center, and its parent company, United Health Services (UHS), broke ground a new 10,379-square-foot freestanding emergency medical facility. 

Located at 16400 Persimmon Blvd, on the southeast corner of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Persimmon Boulevard, the full-service facility will provide emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. It will have eight exam rooms, CT scan, X-ray and ultrasound, and a lab.  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.   

Plans for the emergency facility were outlined at a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the healthcare executives, city leaders, representatives for Minto Communities and members of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. 

“Between the support of UHS and the collaboration of my local team, we have come to this moment, where this endeavor will allow us to expand our services and provide superior healthcare to a newly established community,” said Robbin Lee, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center. “Residents of Westlake will have the opportunity to experience prompt, around the clock care, close to home.”

The City of Westlake became Palm Beach County’s 39th municipality two years ago.  Minto, the largest land owner, is developing a 3,800-acre master planned community, also called Westlake, which is approved for 4,500 homes and more than two-million square feet of commercial space.   

“This represents the first major nonresidential user coming to the community and City of Westlake,” said John Carter, Minto vice president. “This 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.”

United Health Services (UHS) purchased the 5.66-acre site from Minto and site plans were approved by the City in February.  Lee said she expects the facility to see its first patients next year. 

Westlake opened to buyers last October and Minto is in the middle of building out its first neighborhood called the Hammocks, planned for 325 homes.  The first residents started moving in earlier this year.

About Universal Health Services, Inc.:

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues of $10 billion. In 2018, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2017, ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

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.

About Wellington Regional Medical Center:

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit www.wellingtonregional.com. 

About Minto Communities Florida:

Minto Communities, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years.  Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 25,000 new homes built in Florida in 46 communities throughout the state.  Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. Applauded and recognized as an expert in the home building industry, Minto was awarded “Best Floor Plans” from Ideal-Living magazine.

These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional home builder and community developer, and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has earned multiple national awards for community and home design, including Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for The Isles of Collier Preserve community in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse from NAHB for the Beach Club at Harbour Isle located in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.