Land is adjacent to freestanding emergency medical facility that opened in April 2019
Wellington Regional Medical Center has acquired 35 additional acres in Westlake from Minto Communities for the future development of a medical campus. The transaction closed November 25. Terms were not disclosed.
The land is adjacent to a five-acre parcel on which the hospital built a freestanding emergency medical facility that opened to patients in April 2019. The ER at Westlake, located at 16750 Persimmon Blvd., provides 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.
Wellington Regional’s parent company, Universal Health Services (UHS), had an option to acquire the 35 acres when it closed on the land for the emergency room facility early in 2018.
“Due to the early success of the ER at Westlake, we decided to exercise our option and move forward with purchasing the additional land,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional Medical Center. “The City of Westlake is growing faster than expected and we want to be prepared to meet Westlake’s and the surrounding community’s healthcare needs as more people move into the area.”
Wellington Regional said it’s too early to determine how the land will be developed, but city zoning rules allow for medical-related uses such as a pharmacy, diagnostic testing, urgent care facility and an acute care hospital.
“We commend Wellington Regional for having the vision to start planning now to meet the future demand for medical services in this part of Palm Beach County,” said John Carter, Vice President of Minto Communities USA. “At the rate Westlake is growing, there will be a big need for robust and quality healthcare services in the area sooner rather than later.”