BayCare Health System


Valrico, FL




Architecture, Interior Design

BayCare HealthHub Bloomingdale is a state-of-the-art wellness destination designed to support the health of the Valrico, Florida community. Gresham Smith’s 108,000-square-foot, two-story design serves as the prototype for other HealthHub campuses in the region, offering a place where visitors can see a doctor, exercise, shop and enjoy a healthy meal in one spot.

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The HealthHub integrates traditional healthcare services such as primary care, pediatrics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, urgent care, imaging and laboratories with wellness activities including fitness classes, nutrition education and complementary retailers to promote healthy living. The 21-acre campus also includes a half-mile walking trail and a serenity garden.

two-story lobby with multiple patient registration desks
fitness wearable help center in the building lobby

This diverse collection of programmatic spaces are located around a convenient, central lobby and registration area. A large, open staircase promotes physical activity and expanses of windows offer an abundance of natural light. To enable patients to take control of their health at home, what’s dubbed the BayCare “TechDeck” provides access to remote monitoring and wearable technology services.

waiting area with seating and a help desk

After checking in at one of the central registration stations in the lobby, visitors aren’t asked to sit in a waiting room—they’re escorted to their exam room by a friendly BayCare team member. By decreasing door-to-doctor time, the experience is entirely focused on the patient. Exam rooms have dual access, meaning patients enter from the public corridor and caregivers enter from a care team collaboration space. The “back of house” space allows care givers to collaborate in an efficient, fully integrated environment, minimizing the distance needed to travel between workstations, offices and exam rooms and giving patients the privacy they desire.

people exercising in a fitness gym
exterior of building at gym entrance