Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart InstituteLawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute
1700 S. 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950

Lawnwood is a 365-bed, tertiary care facility that receives patients from throughout the region.  Home to theTreasureCoastTraumaCenter, it provides life-saving care for patients with critical or traumatic injuries from St. Lucie,Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin counties.  Specialty services include a full range of cardiac care from diagnostics to open-heart surgery, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an inpatient mental health unit, an inpatient rehabilitation center, and a robotics program that provides for minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery.

In 2011 Lawnwood opened a new $16.8 million Intensive Care Unit, a three-story, 24-bed expansion that dramatically improves the community’s need for critical care close to home.  Situated above the existing emergency department, the ICU addition provides 12 beds for trauma patients, 12 beds for cardiovascular patients, 12 for neurosurgery, and the remainder for medical and surgical critical care patients.

In early March 2012, critical care services for pediatric patients were made available on theTreasureCoastthanks to a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that opened at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute inFort Pierce.  The 6-bed, dedicated unit allows children who are critically ill or injured to receive a higher level of care without being transferred to specialty units outside of the community. The 5,000 square foot unit has been designed to be child-friendly and features state-of-the-art video monitoring equipment that allows nursing staff to see the child at all times.

In 2011, Lawnwood

  • Had 52,117 Emergency Room Visits
  • Had 17,705 Admissions
  • Performed 8,394 Surgeries
  • Provided over $185 million in uncompensated care
  • Paid over $1 million in property taxes
  • Had 1,100 employees
  • Paid Salaries, Wages, Benefits of $85 million
  • Invested over $19 million in capital improvements to the facility (includes new SICU & TICU)

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