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Verax Daniels, an entity related to Verax Investments owned by Orlando-based neurosurgeon Ravi Gandhi, MD, and urologist Javier Miller, MD, has acquired 3.6 acres of vacant property in Winter Garden, Florida for $1.8 million, its seventh medical office building-related acquisition in the last year, according to a Feb. 22 report from the Orlando Business Journal. 

The group plans to build a 32,000-square-foot project with medical and retail space. The project will feature five one-story buildings: a larger building and four smaller buildings.

Dr. Gandhi anticipates investing $1.5 million into site work and $2 million to build the project’s first building. The other four buildings will be constructed when tenants or buyers are in place.


Source:  Becker’s ASC Review

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A mixed-use project that would include restaurants and medical office space is in the works in the East 192 area of Osceola County, between Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

The project would rise on eight acres on the south side of U.S. 192/East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, near its interchange with Florida’s Turnpike, and would include two restaurant spaces of about 2,500 square feet each and 4,200 square feet of medical office space.

Kimley-Horn‘s L. Jordan Draper is applicant for the project’s request for site plan approval on behalf of its landowner, Miami Lakes-based Dirt IV, which is an entity registered to private investor John Phillips Thorsen.


Source:  OBJ


Miami Jewish Health and McDowell Housing Partners broke ground on a senior living and health care facility in Pembroke Pines after obtaining $91 million in construction loans.

Douglas Gardens IV, a partnership between the Miami-based nonprofit and Miami-based affordable housing developer MHP, holds a land lease with the state of Florida for the 14-acre site at 705 S.W. 88th Ave. It’s part of the larger 25-acre Douglas Gardens campus, where Miami Jewish already manages 323 units of affordable senior housing.

The expansion will consist of 410 senior living units, with 390 of them affordable housing and 20 of them market-rate units, plus a 15,000-square-foot medical facility, said Christopher Shear, chief operating officer of MHP. Miami Jewish Health President and CEO Jeffrey Freimark said the health care facility would house its PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services for Medicare/Medicaid eligible seniors.


Source:  SFBJ

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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has announced plans to add a new $120 million, five-story, 60-bed patient tower to the Lakewood Ranch campus.

Located in the heart of the Lakewood Ranch community, which is located in southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County, the acute-care hospital currently has 120-beds and provides a full array of medical services ranging from cardiovascular, surgical and orthopedics to stroke, maternity and obstetrical care, intensive care and emergency services.

Construction of the new 170,000 sq. ft. tower is Phase 1 of a multi-phase plan for facility expansion scheduled to take place during the next several years. The first phase will add 60 patient beds and will include expansion of key ancillary departments including Pharmacy, Laboratory, Education, Pre-Admission Testing and Food and Nutrition Services. The tower will include shell space for an additional 60 patient beds, the ability to add two more floors, and expansion of other areas as the hospital continues to grow its services. The addition of patient beds and services will also result in the addition of approximately 100 new jobs.

“The significant population growth we’ve experienced since 2016, and projected growth during the next several years, are driving the need for this expansion,” explains Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer at LWRMC. “We are looking forward to expanding our capacity so we can continue to provide the high-quality care that meets the medical needs of our community.”

Pre-construction work on the 60-bed patient tower is slated to begin this year and the first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2025.


Source:  healthcare design

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Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital has broken ground on its new medical arts building in Marathon, Florida.

Slated for completion in 2024, the building will enhance the vision of making Fishermen’s Community Hospital an all-inclusive medical campus, featuring Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care physicians and specialty practices, rehabilitation services, an expanded infusion therapy center and more. This construction milestone comes more than a year after the hospital unveiled the new state of the art facility.

“Baptist Health is committed to supporting the overall health and well-being of the communities in the Florida Keys,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Baptist Health Mariners Hospital. “The groundbreaking of the new medical arts facility will further allow us to provide the best healthcare to all residents and visitors alike.”

The new medical arts building at Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital will span 10,000 square feet, offering specialty services in orthopedics, hand surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology and more. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other rehabilitation services will also be on-site as well as infusion therapy, provided in collaboration with Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health Cancer Care, and multiple treatment rooms for patients.

Fishermen’s Community Hospital has been caring for the Florida Keys community since it first opened its doors in 1962. The hospital was then closed in September 2017 when Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to much of the area. A field hospital was quickly opened to provide uninterrupted care to the community. In July 2018, Baptist Health replaced the field hospital with a modular facility, before opening the brand-new facility in 2021.


Source:  South Florida Hospital News