Florida hospital receives city OK to surpass 4-story building limit

The City Commission in Stuart, Fla., unanimously approved a development agreement on Monday night that allows Martin Medical Center to expand some of its buildings above the city's four-story height limit, according to TCPalm.com.

The expansion would allow for a renovation of the "tired, outdated, overcrowded" 80-year-old, 244-bed facility, said Rob Lord, CEO and president of Stuart-based Martin Health Systems.

A renovation would make all patient rooms private, upgrade and expand the emergency department, modernize the intensive care unit, expand parking and increase elevator capacity.

Martin Health Systems, a three-hospital network, also invested $110 million in an expansion of its Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., which opened upgraded facilities to the public earlier this year.

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