March 28, 2023 — Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) today held a celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for the new full-service hospital to be located on Pasteur Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. The new state-of-the-art hospital is expected to open in 2025 and will join UHS’ growing regional network of healthcare operations which includes Wellington Regional Medical Center, the ER at Westlake (an extension of Wellington Regional Medical Center), Wellington Physicians Urgent Care and other healthcare services and access points.
According to the U.S. Census, Palm Beach Gardens is growing at an annual rate of 1.75% and its population has increased by 5.44% since the most recent census which recorded a population of over 59,000 in 2020. This growth will increase the demand for healthcare services to serve patients.
The name of the new hospital, unveiled today, is the Alan B. Miller Medical Center, named after the Founder and Executive Chairman of UHS.
The Alan B. Miller Medical Center will feature 150 private patient rooms, a medical office building and a helistop. Upon completion of the initial phase of the project, the hospital campus will include 365,000 square feet of hospital and medical office space. The Alan B. Miller Medical Center will offer comprehensive medical services including Emergency Care, Orthopedics and Surgical Services, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Oncology, Cardiovascular and Neurosurgical services. In addition, the campus will be home to medical office buildings that will provide outpatient services.
During construction, the project will create an estimated 1,500 jobs indirectly and when fully open, the hospital will provide an estimated 800 new healthcare jobs. The Alan B. Miller Medical Center will improve access to healthcare, offer more choices for patients, and serve as an extension of the quality care already offered within the Palm Beach Gardens region.
“While the healthcare industry is highly dynamic, one thing that remains steady is our commitment to focusing on the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Marc D. Miller, President and CEO, Universal Health Services. “From a care perspective, we are an organization of compassionate providers that has earned a reputation over the last 40+ years as a leader in healthcare who is trusted and respected. We look forward to investing in and serving this thriving community.”
“Our purpose at UHS is to take care of patients and do so with excellence, integrity and by employing committed, talented individuals,” said UHS Founder and Executive Chairman Alan B. Miller. “We will carry out our duties with superior quality and by making decisions with patient care in mind at all times.”
“This is a wonderful location that will be attractively designed with the possibility of future expansion as the hospital continues to develop its services to match the growth of the community,” said Kevin DiLallo, Vice President, Development, Palm Beach Gardens, UHS. “We will serve as the community hospital offering leading-edge medical care.”
Construction will be handled by Turner Construction; the Architect/Engineering firm is Gresham Smith and Partners.
Learn more about the man for whom the new hospital is named:
Alan B. Miller, Founder and Executive Chairman, Universal Health Services
In 1979, Alan B. Miller had a vision for a healthcare company that would provide superior quality healthcare services that patients recommend to family and friends, physicians prefer for their patients, purchasers select for their clients, employees are proud of, and investors seek for long-term returns.
More than forty years later, that vision still stands as the Mission Statement of UHS, one of the nation’s leading providers of hospital and healthcare services.
UHS has built its reputation by living its principles each and every day, at each and every encounter: providing superior quality patient care, valuing each member of our team, being a highly ethical healthcare provider and serving our local community.
While Alan B. Miller transitioned his CEO responsibilities to Marc D. Miller in 2021, consistent with the company’s long-standing succession plan, his vision continues to inspire the 94,000 employees who care for 3.4 million patients annually. It is the foundation of UHS’ commitment to care for its communities. And it always will be.
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About Universal Health Services, Inc.
One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues during 2022 were approximately $13.4 billion. In 2022, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #297 on the Fortune 500; and ranked #391 among U.S. companies on Forbes Global 2000 World’s Largest Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was upon the Company’s founding in 1979, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 94,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 28 inpatient acute care hospitals, 331 inpatient behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 39 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE:UHT). For additional information visit www.uhs.com.