Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Announces Plans for New Medical Pavilion at Institute Square

St. Petersburg, FL (November 15, 2022)- Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is teaming up with three of the state’s top medical specialists to build its new Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square. The pavilion will be a technologically advanced facility offering world-class care to the Tampa Bay region and beyond through partnerships with the Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates and Women’s Care.

“The Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square ushers in a new era for our hospital and demonstrates our commitment in providing expanded access to high quality health care for our community.”

said John Moore, president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Senior Vice President of Orlando Health West Region. “This new facility and the partnerships that will reside within the pavilion, are examples of our dedication to becoming the premiere destination for medical care in the Greater Tampa Bay region.”

“Since Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s acquisition by Orlando Health, our focus on transformation is evident for all patients we serve” said Dr. Trina Espinola, Chief Medical Officer for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “Our community, team members and physicians have embraced this renewal with the loyalty, trust, and pride in the quality care that we have historically been known for. With our nationally recognized programs, we will continue to grow our clinical centers of excellence.”

Cancer care at the new facility will be provided by multiple oncology specialists and physicians offering expertise in urogynecology, colorectal, thoracic, lung, head and neck, breast and skin cancer treatments., Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, one of the largest oncological providers in Florida, and Women’s Care, which now counts more than 100 locations across the Unites States, are partnering with the Bayfront Health Cancer Institute, the Orlando Health Cancer Institute and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg radiation oncologists to provide unparalleled personalized care.

“We are excited to begin this partnership with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg which will expand our capabilities of delivering world-class oncology care close to home to our patients in Pinellas County,” said FCS CEO Nathan H. Walcker. “Our mission at FCS keeps our patients central to all we do. This new state-of-the-art health pavilion will ensure that our patients have access to the specialized care and cutting-edge technology they need to deliver the best possible quality, experience, and outcomes.”

“While we’ve grown our unique brand of respectful, high-quality women’s healthcare to more and more markets nationwide, we are especially pleased to partner with Bayfront Health to help create a comprehensive experience for our patients right here in Tampa Bay, where Women’s Care was founded,” said Tushar Ramani, MD, CEO of Women’s Care. “This new facility can offer women better health outcomes by allowing easier access and continuity of treatment via a single location for high-quality cancer care provided by a collaborative team of experts.”

The Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square will offer excellence in orthopedics through a partnership with All Florida Orthopaedic Associates. As part of the one of the largest orthopedic practices in the state, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates has been serving the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years by providing expertise in multiple orthopedic specialties and procedures including orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, total joint surgery, foot and ankle care, as well as treatment for upper extremities.

We are thrilled to be a part of this state-of-the-art facility” said Charles Davis, Managing Partner, MD Healthcare Partners. “We continue to offer our patients the best in orthopedic care in a convenient location.”

The four-story, 132,000 square foot Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion - Institute Square complex will be built on the superblock west of the James Heart Center and will also include an outpatient imaging center and diagnostic laboratory services.

It is scheduled to open in late Spring of 2025.


About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region – emergency services and trauma care.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,238-bed Orlando Health system that includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

About Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute

Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. The majority of new cancer drugs recently approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.* Trained in prestigious medical schools and research institutes, our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.

Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research, cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatments, including targeted therapies, genomic-based treatment, and immunotherapy. Our highest values are embodied by our outstanding team of highly trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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About Florida Orthopaedic Associates

Founded in 1985, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates (“AFO”) is a 20-physician practice located in Pinellas County Florida. It provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related conditions and injuries in the following subspecialties: Sports Medicine, Joints, Spine, Foot & Ankle, Knee and Thigh, Trauma, Hand & Upper Extremity, Physical Medicine, and Interventional Pain. AFO practices out of four outpatient office locations in St. Petersburg and has privileges at multiple hospitals. The AFO office locations include: 4th Street Clinic, Bayfront Medical Plaza, Palms of Pasadena, and Heel & Foot Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at (727) 527-5272.

About Women’s Care

Women’s Care is a leading national women’s healthcare group, providing comprehensive patient care in obstetrics, gynecology, women’s health, and cancer care through all phases of life. With a national network of 100+ locations, a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory, and over 400 obstetrician-gynecologists and specialists, we perform more than 2.4M annual patient encounters and deliver more than 23,000 newborns a year. With a focus on preventive care, we encourage and enable women to prioritize their healthcare. Visit

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