Health First (Rockledge, Fla.) broke ground on the new Cape Canaveral Hospital and Medical Office Building (MOB) in Merritt Island, Fla.

The 268,000-square-foot hospital will include 120 private inpatient beds, 25 emergency department (ED) treatment rooms, and six operating rooms (ORs). The three-story MOB will span 92,000 square feet. Both projects are expected to open in early 2027.

The hospital will be designed to withstand a Category 4 hurricane. Additionally, the entire campus site will be constructed 13 feet above sea level to withstand storm surge and an on-site central energy plant will ensure continuous power function even during tropical storms and hurricanes.

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