Gulf Coast Medical Center

13681 Doctors Way
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Gulf Coast Medical Center opened in March 2009 when Southwest Regional Hospital and Gulf Coast Hospital merged into a new state-of-the-art hospital. Gulf Coast Medical Center wraps around the former Gulf Coast Hospital and consists of 436,000 square feet of new construction and 20,000 square feet of renovation to the former facility.

The hospital has an open-heart surgery program, an orthopedic surgery program, and the region's only Kidney Transplant Center, which has one of the shortest wait times in the nation for kidney transplants.

Key Facts

  • Established: 2009
  • Southwest Regional Hospital Opened: 1974 *
  • Gulf Coast Hospital Opened: 1990 *
  • Type of Facility: Acute Care
  • Number of Private Rooms: 233 (New construction)
  • Number of Licensed Beds: 349
  • Number of Stroke Beds: 12
  • Number of Emergency Department Beds: 43
  • Number of Emergency Department Exam Rooms: 28
  • Number of Emergency Department Treatment Rooms: 33
  • Number of Emergency Department Observation Units: 10
  • Number of Operating Rooms: 22
  • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 47,000+

* Joined our System in 2006 - both hospitals merged to form Gulf Coast Medical Center.

Special Recognition

  • The spacious 43-bed emergency department consists of 28 exam rooms, 10 observation units and 33 treatment rooms. The surgery department houses 22 operating rooms.
  • The hospital has an open-heart surgery program and an orthopedic surgery program.
  • The Radiology department features digital technology, such as the Picture Archive Computer System, or PACS, that enables physicians to view X-rays on a computer monitor and adjust the image for a better view.
  • The hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic utilizes a speech pathology procedure in which a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing allows speech pathologists to see how patients swallow in real-time without an X-ray.
  • The 12-bed Stroke Unit at the hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center.
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center houses the region's only Kidney Transplant Center, which has one of the shortest wait times in the nation for kidney transplants. On average, recipients wait less than two years for a transplant. With a live donor, recipients do not have to wait and can even schedule the transplant.

Treatment & Services Provided

Treatment & Services available within hospital:

  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery / Spine
  • Neurology and Stroke Care
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General and Vascular Surgery
  • General Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Wound Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • DNVHC Certified Primary Stroke Center*
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services: Physical Therapy, Speech, Occupational, Lymphedema, and Hand Therapies
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

* Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNVHC)

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