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The Onix Group plans to build a $90 million, 14-story building in Orlando dubbed the Gateway that will include a 150-room hotel, medical offices, a conference center, a restaurant, shops and more.

The 270,846-square-foot project will be built on vacant land at the corner of East Princeton and North Orange avenues, an area considered the gateway into AdventHealth’s Health Village in Orlando.

Construction of the building will begin in spring 2024, and the building is scheduled to open in fall 2026. The architect of the project is NORR, and the general contractor is Batson-Cook.

AdventHealth will be the anchor tenant and is leasing the second through fourth floors.


Source:  OBJ

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UHealth – University of Miami Health System continues to expand its footprint throughout Miami-Dade County with the opening of UHealth at Palmetto Bay. The opening of this location expands UHealth’s presence, particularly in Southern Miami-Dade County.

The office, located at 15155 SW 97 Ave, Suite 100, which celebrated its grand opening on Mar. 20, will offer the communities of Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, and the surrounding areas access to academic medicine focused on healing, wellness, and prevention, delivered by some of the brightest minds in medicine.

The office will provide dually boarded providers in medicine and pediatrics who care for both adult and pediatric patients, in addition to a Family Medicine APRN for both in-person and virtual care appointments. As well, the office will offer OB/GYN services. If specialty care is recommended, patients can take comfort knowing that they have seamless access to the preeminent care UHealth is known for, coordinated by an on-site referral manager.

UHealth offers cancer care from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only cancer center in South Florida to earn designation from the National Cancer Institute; advanced vision care from the No. 1 ranked eye hospital in the country, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; urological treatments from the Desai Sethi Urology Institute; top-notch care from nationally ranked neurology and neurosurgery programs; and specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation, and others.

“UHealth’s presence in Palmetto Bay brings top-flight healthcare to the rapidly growing South Dade community,” said Dipen J. Parekh, MD, chief operating officer of UHealth, founding director of the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, and executive director of clinical affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

UHealth’s Palmetto Bay primary care and family medicine office joins a comprehensive network includes three hospitals, more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists.


Source:  Miami’s Community News

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Select Medical announced plans to build a new specialty hospital to include critical illness recovery and inpatient rehabilitative care in the Dr. Phillips suburb of Orlando.  The state-of-the-art, 63-bed facility will be located at 7450 Sand Lake Commons Blvd.

“We have seen a tremendous growing need for post-ICU and inpatient rehabilitative care across the Central Florida region,” said Tom Mullin, executive vice president of hospital operations at Select Medical. “Florida’s population grew faster than anywhere else in the country in 2022, and more than 20 percent of the state’s population is over 65. With that comes a demand for access to world-class post-acute care to help patients heal and recover from chronic, critical illness or catastrophic injury so they may return to quality of life and back to community.”

Select Medical currently operates two critical illness recovery hospitals (licensed as long-term acute care) in Orlando as well as 11 additional critical illness recovery hospitals and three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units throughout the state of Florida.

Expected to open in late 2024, the new Select Specialty Hospital will serve patients recovering from chronic, medically-complex conditions and debilitating illnesses as well as injuries including stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and other orthopedic conditions.


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Lee Health has numerous projects in the works to address health care needs in fast-growing Cape Coral.

They range from adding physician offices so more specialty services are closer to home for residents, including pediatric care, to expansions at Cape Coral Hospital, according to Dave Kistel, vice president and chief facilities executive.

The board for the publicly-operated hospital system recently approved a contract amendment to expand the Surfside Medical Facility at Veterans Parkway and Surfside Boulevard. The total project cost is $10.4 million and is targeted for completion in January 2024.

The phase-two project involves adding 15,000 square feet of space to the two-story outpatient complex.

Specialists employed by Lee Physician Group in orthopedics, endocrinology, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine will go into the new space.

Lee Physician Group currently does not have specialists in orthopedics or endocrinology in Cape Coral so that will become a first in both fields, Kistel said. Rheumatologists have been part time and will become available full time, he said. Outpatient-based rehabilitation medicine has been available at Cape Coral Hospital but is maxed out so the expansion at Surfside will offer a second location.

Overall the expansion of Surfside will mean some patients won’t need to commute to Fort Myers for specialty care with Lee Physician Group and wait times to see other specialists will improve, Kistel said.

Cape Coral Growing By Leaps And Bounds

Cape Coral and its geographic area of 120 square miles has faced steady population growth and is now the eighth largest city in Florida with 204,510 residents, up from 154,305 residents in 2010. City leaders in 2021 projected 50-year growth to 430,000 residents.

Source:   Naples Daily News

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A new medical office building has been proposed on 3.9 vacant acres near Disney.

The three-story, 59,460-square-foot medical office building would go on the corner of Silverlake Park Drive and Village Lake Road in Horizon West, about 7 miles from Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. The building, which would have 19,820 square feet per floor.

Dr. Niral Patel, an internal medicine specialist in Windermere, owns the land through three entities and proposed the project. The project is seeking a preliminary review by Orange County, and no meeting date is set yet.


Source:  OBJ