February 17, 2021 – HCA Florida University Hospital, a 165-bed facility and part of HCA Florida Healthcare, today announced its updated visitation policy as a result of falling COVID cases.

Patients are now able to receive two adult visitors at a time between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. All visitors must read, acknowledge understanding, and attest that they meet COVID-19 screening criteria prior to being granted entry to our facility. Visitors who do not meet screening criteria will be asked to defer their visit. Visitation remains restricted for COVID-positive patients or patients under investigation for COVID. Limited exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

“We’ve been navigating COVID for two years, and for the first time, we currently have less than five positive patients at our facility,” said HCA Florida University Hospital CEO Madeline Nava. “We’ve been patiently waiting for the pandemic to get to this point. There’s substantial research that links visitation with positive patient outcomes, so we’re delighted to provide that for our patients and their families. We’re also looking forward to resuming our in-person tours for the community, especially our labor and delivery patients.”

All hospital visitors are still required to wear a mask and are encouraged to continue use of programs like FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype, etc., to supplement in-person visits.

HCA Florida University Hospital is a 330,000-square-foot facility located adjacent to the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The multi-specialty hospital is equipped with the latest in medical technology. It offers comprehensive health care services, including 24/7 emergency care, maternity services with a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and a full range of robotic and minimally invasive surgical services. With more than 600 expert physicians on staff, HCA Florida University Hospital has 165 beds and can expand another 435 beds based on community need.

Please view our full visitation policy here: https://universityhospitaldavie.com/covid-19/visitor-policy.dot

About HCA Florida University Hospital

HCA Florida University Hospital is a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty hospital that partners with top clinical leaders and use enhanced technology to deliver exceptional patient experiences. The comprehensive medical facility provides a full range of healthcare services to Davie, FL, and its surrounding communities, including 24/7 emergency care with board-certified emergency physicians, maternity, orthopedics, oncology, neurosciences, diagnostic services, imaging, and a full range of robotic and minimally invasive surgical services. HCA Florida University Hospital features all-private patient rooms. It is located adjacent to the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Broward County. For more information on HCA Florida University Hospital, please visit universityhospitaldavie.com.

HCA Florida University Hospital is a part of HCA Florida Healthcare, the leading provider of healthcare in the state of Florida. With an employee base of 77,000, HCA Florida Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 49 hospital campuses and more than 450 other care sites.