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A new state-of-the-art facility opened its doors on Monday, offering new options for specialty care to Seminole County residents.

The new AdventHealth Lake Mary Health Park is a three-story, 58,000-square-foot facility that offers a wide range of specialty practices, including gastroenterology, electrophysiology, lab services, diagnostic medical imaging, sports medicine and rehab, urology/UroGYN, breast surgery, general surgery and outpatient surgery.

“AdventHealth is a comprehensive and connected health care network dedicated to caring for our communities, which is why we are thrilled to expand and better serve Lake Mary and Seminole County residents,” said Jeff Villanueva, CEO for AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. “This innovative facility further establishes our commitment to provide convenient whole-person care close to home.”

The outpatient surgery center is set to open in late 2024 and will be located on the third floor, where patients will have access to screenings, biopsies and surgical intervention.

“We’re excited about the opening of the AdventHealth Lake Mary Health Park providing convenient specialty care and meeting the needs of this developing community,” said Joel George, executive director of retail services at AdventHealth. “With an emphasis on providing concierge-level service and a consumer-centric experience, our new health park is built for the modern world, making access to health care easy and friendly.”

The health park is located right next to the AdventHealth Lake Mary ER on Rinehart Road.

Even before patients walk through the door of this new facility, they will be able to schedule appointments, complete registration and talk to their providers online.

Patients will be greeted by an engagement specialist that will offer a personalized experience that is tailored to their needs.

AdventHealth opened its first health park, in Osceola County, in August 2020.

Since then, two other parks have opened in Clermont and Port Orange.


Source:  WFTV 9

site owned by AdventHealth east of Narcoossee Road and north of State Road 417 at 10999 Narcoossee Road

AdventHealth plans to build a new health and wellness campus in southeast Orlando’s Lake Nona community with a 120-bed hospital that may cost north of an estimated $75 million.

The Altamonte Springs-based nonprofit health system — with $6.5 billion in Central Florida revenue — filed plans with the city of Orlando to build a 250,000-square-foot hospital, a 50,000-square-foot medical office building and a parking garage.

Doug Harcombe, CEO of AdventHealth’s south market, which includes Osceola and Orange counties, told Orlando Business Journal construction should start on the new hospital this summer and be finished in late 2025. The general contractor for the project hasn’t been chosen yet.

“Lake Nona is a unique, innovative and rapidly growing community,” Harcombe said. “We plan to expand our care network and better serve the residents and visitors alike.”

A hospital of that size may cost about $70 million to build, while a medical office building that size could cost about $5 million, according to industry standards.

AdventHealth would build the project on a 67.8-acre site it owns east of Narcoossee Road and north of State Road 417 at 10999 Narcoossee Road. That property is across the road from its existing 19,000-square-foot AdventHealth Lake Nona ER at 10080 Lake Nona Blvd., which it opened in 2020. The number of employees for the new campus has yet to be determined.

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Residents of east Volusia County will soon have a new and convenient option for outpatient surgical services.

AdventHealth has broken ground on an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) that will provide a wide range of procedures including cardiac, general surgery, orthopedics, and several other specialties. The building is on AdventHealth’s existing Daytona Beach campus on Memorial Medical Parkway.

The 3-floor, 60,000-square-foot building will contain four operating rooms and two catheterization labs, and will be the medical office home to the Cardiology Physicians Group and North Florida Surgeons specialty group.

It is slated to open in January 2024.

“We look forward to adding this beautiful facility to the AdventHealth Daytona Beach campus,” said David Weis, president & CEO of AdventHealth Daytona Beach. “This project represents an exciting collaboration with two of the leading independent physician groups in our area and will be a destination center for cardiovascular, surgical, and women’s outpatient care.”

Outpatient surgery centers are not only convenient, offering an excellent patient experience, but also provide lower-cost options for the community to access high-quality care.

On the first floor of the building will be a 6,500-square foot AdventHealth cardiac rehabilitation clinic, imaging services, and an 8,300-square-foot surgical clinic for North Florida Surgeons. The second floor will house a 20,000-square-foot cardiology clinic for Cardiology Physicians Group, and the third floor will have a 20,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center (ASC) that will be used by both medical groups and a number of other independent and AdventHealth Medical Group physicians.

“We see a great benefit to offering a separate venue for outpatient procedures,” said Dr. Dinesh Arab of Cardiology Physicians Group, who serves as director of interventional cardiology at AdventHealth Daytona Beach. “This facility will allow a seamless way for patients who don’t require acute care to have their procedures done quickly and conveniently.”


“North Florida Surgeons is excited to partner with AdventHealth in building this cutting-edge outpatient surgical facility,” added Dr. Mark White of North Florida Surgeons. “Having our office in the same building makes it very convenient for our patients to get 5-star surgical care all in one facility.”

The $45.7 million building is a joint venture between AdventHealth and health care real estate services firm Meadows & Ohly. The architect on the project is Hunton Brady, and the general contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie.



Source:  FlaglerLive.com

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Metro Orlando has nine proposed major health care projects in the pipeline for 2023 and beyond.

Those are in addition to big projects nearing completion this year, such as the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute complex at the system’s main campus.

The nonprofit Orlando Health — with $8.1 billion in 2022 assets and $4.6 billion in 2021 revenue — also has a 150-bed hospital under construction in Lake Mary among other projects, Joe Williams, Orlando Health’s senior vice president of strategic planning, told Orlando Business Journal.

The 3,238-bed Orlando Health system owns nine Central Florida hospitals as well as urgent care centers, cancer centers, freestanding ERs and more. It is one of the region’s largest employers, with more than 23,000 workers.

Other health systems also have local expansion ongoing with even more projects in the pipeline. For example, HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital is going through a $9.9 million expansion to add emergency and inpatient beds as well as a new freestanding ER in the Lee Vista area. It is owned by Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare Inc.

HCA has more than 50 hospitals in Florida, including five in Central Florida: the 404-bed HCA Florida Osceola Hospital in Kissimmee, the 221-bed HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital in Sanford, the 76-bed HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital, the 64-bed Oviedo Medical Center and the 64-bed UCF Lake Nona Hospital in partnership with UCF.

Meanwhile, Altamonte Springs-based AdventHealth has multiple projects under construction, including a new emergency room at Disney’s Flamingo Crossings Town Center set to open later this year.

Founded in 1908, AdventHealth’s Central Florida division includes more than 20 hospitals and ERs in the seven-county area in and around Orlando. Its hospitals and other outpatient services see more than 5.7 million patient visits annually. Nationally, the organization has more than $12.5 billion in annual operating revenue.

Click here to see the largest health care projects in the area that have yet to start construction, and find out who’s behind them


Source:  SFBJ


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Healthcare facilities are expanding at an astounding rate to match the population boom and increased need in Central Florida.

AdventHealth is expanding its footprint in Polk County with a new four-story hospital and emergency department off Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven. In Lakeland, Orlando Health is expanding, planning a hospital and surrounding campus in the fast-growing South Lakeland area.

This planned construction is further evidence of the growth in Polk County, which expanded from 603,000 residents in 2010 to 753,500 by 2021.

AdventHealth, a Seventh-Day Adventist nonprofit healthcare system headquartered in Altamonte Springs, recently announced its plans for a new, four-story hospital in Winter Haven.

The 42 acres north of Cypress Gardens Boulevard, south of River Lake and west of Cypress Gardens Road will eventually become a medical campus for the 192-bed AdventHealth Winter Haven hospital with an emergency department and 160,000 square feet of medical offices and ancillary facilities.

The AdventHealth expansion plans were given final approval when the Winter Haven City Commission unanimously approved the development November 14.

“The southeast section of Winter Haven is growing in leaps and bounds, and this will make it a lot easier when time is sensitive for medical issues for the citizens to get medical care,” says Winter Haven City Commissioner J.P. Powell. 

“It’s necessary. The other alternative was going to Lake Wales or Haines City, and with medical issues. time is of the essence. It will be a real asset.”

According to AdventHealth, the first phase of construction will include a freestanding emergency room that will open before the hospital is completed. Once open, hospital services will include primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic, and urological specialty medical services.

Tim Clark, president and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market, has worked at AdventHealth for 19 years in various positions. He started as president and CEO of the Polk Market on June 5. He says the new hospital will bring “whole-person care to residents close to home,” particularly in the southeast section of Winter Haven.

Once completed, the new hospital will be part of a network of AdventHealth centers already operational in areas such as Carrollwood (Tampa), Dade City, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Sebring, and Wauchula. It will also be among five freestanding offsite AdventHealth emergency rooms, including those in Brandon, Palm Harbor and Tampa’s Westchase community.

In addition to AdventHealth, Orlando Health’s foray into Polk County will help to create more medical access points, particularly along Interstate 4, for individuals living in South Lakeland.

Founded more than 100 years ago, Orlando Health is a nonprofit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion in assets that is headquartered in Orlando and serves the southeastern United States.

Orlando Health’s Lakeland Highlands Hospital will be located on 80 acres south of the Polk Parkway at Lakeland Highlands Road and the Winter Lake Extension Road. Pre-construction work is already underway, and construction will begin in early 2023 with an expected opening in summer 2026, according to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The first phase of the multi-story hospital will have 136 inpatient beds and 24 emergency department beds. Plans for future phases call for an expansion to 360 beds.

Orlando Health officials have already been meeting with City of Lakeland officials and community leaders over the past several months.

“When we open, we will have enough capacity in Phase I to address immediate needs that will serve us for the first four to five years of operation,” says John Moore, senior vice president of Orlando Health West Region and president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. 

“Going forward, expansion will be based on analytics and will occur in phases of approximately 90- to 120-bed increments.”

Orlando Health will build in an area already served by Lakeland Regional Hospital and Bartow Memorial Medical Center and has used market data to bring medical services to areas where additional medical care is needed.

The new Orlando Health Lakeland Highlands Hospital is planned to include a 20,000-square-foot ambulatory surgical center; 240,000 square feet of medical office space; a 20,000 square feet of retail space; and a 150-room hotel to accommodate patients and their families.

“Hotel accommodations play an important role when providing health care,” says Moore, who’s responsible for developing, leading, and implementing the hospital’s strategic and operational direction. 

“They are an extremely important factor when discussing outpatient procedures, especially for those driving in who have a procedure on day one and a follow-up appointment with a surgeon the next day.”

Moore says Orlando Health’s strategic planning team conducted research and reviews to determine areas in Polk County that are lacking in certain medical services that can be provided by Orlando Health. He cites Lakeland Regional Hospital having the highest-volume emergency department in the area, “which is a challenge for any one facility to manage.”

Additionally, Orlando Health Lakeland Highlands Hospital will have a larger inpatient capacity than what was originally planned, says Dr. Jamal Hakim, chief operating officer.

“As one of the state’s fastest growing communities, Orlando Health recognizes that it needs to accelerate its delivery of high-quality, outcome-based health care to these communities,” he says. “We are excited about our revised plan and its many benefits for the community.” 

The addition to Polk County — and more specifically Lakeland’s — health care options are welcome, says Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz. He says the city’s growth must consider how it enhances “quality of life through community health.”

“Orlando Health’s Lakeland expansion provides expanded services on a timely basis to support our growth,” says Mutz. “The significant capital investment and historical quality of health care provided by Orlando Health will become a timely and necessary addition for our citizens.” 


Source:  Central Florida Health News