Patient Haden O'Conner is recovering comfortably in his private room after undergoing a procedure, the first surgery at the new HCA Florida University Hospital.

Air Force veteran Dr. Sabrine Semoin performed O’Conner's procedure which took 40 minutes. Semoin, a general surgeon, completed her medical residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and holds a masters of business administration from Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School. Semoin is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and performs nearly 250 procedures annually.

“I’m honored, humbled, and thrilled to perform the first surgery at HCA Florida University Hospital,” said Dr. Semoin. “The operating rooms incorporate the most powerful, new technologies with a patient-centered and caregiver-friendly design.”

HCA Florida University Hospital's dedicated surgical floor includes seven state-of-the-art surgical suites for performing both traditional and minimally invasive procedures. The facility's highly trained surgeons are able to utilize the latest robotic technologies and techniques to perform complex operations with smaller incisions. Surgical patients prepare and recovery from surgical procedures in one of the hospital 18 private pre and post operation recovery rooms, located just steps away from the operating rooms.

“Our first surgery is an important and exciting milestone for all of us at HCA Florida University Hospital,” said HCA Florida University Hospital chief executive office Madeline Nava. “Our expanded surgical infrastructure meets growing demand and incorporates the latest technologies for a better patient experience. We've built a world-class surgical program with the patient at the center of everything we do.”

The surgical team included Abdel Rodriguez, Vonika Jack, Kimberly Vixama, Suyapa Soto, Dr. Sabrine Semoin, Tristyn Davis, and David Fesmire.

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 to 435 beds based on community need.

HCA Florida University Hospital is one of the largest investments in HCA Healthcare’s history and a project 10 years in the making.