Florida Hospital is considering making a $270m investment to build three new female healthcare towers on three hospital campuses to offer obstetrics and gynaecological services, breast imaging and cancer care.

"The construction, which is expected to begin shortly, is anticipated to be completed by 2015, according to the hospital officials."

One of the three healthcare towers will be located in Florida Hospital Orlando’s campus, while the other two health buildings will be built in Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Winter Park Memorial Hospital.

Samantha O’Lenick, Florida Hospital spokeswoman, was quoted by Orlando Sentinel as saying: "Research shows that women’s lifespans are not increasing as fast as men’s."

The construction, which is expected to begin shortly, is anticipated to be completed by 2015, according to the hospital officials.

The $233m, 12-storey Florida Hospital Orlando Women’s Pavilion which will occupy 400,000 square feet, will facilitate patient rooms with 332 licensed beds and a neonatal intensive-care unit.

The $19m four-story Celebration Health Women’s Institute will occupy 80,000 square feet and facilitate physician offices besides women’s health services.

The $15m two story Winter Park Women’s Health Pavilion will occupy 22,000 square feet and offer services related to heart conditions, digestive disorders and menopause management.

Dr. Monica Reed, Florida Hospital Celebration Health senior vice president and administrator, was quoted by the news agency as saying that many population studies have shown that certain diseases present themselves differently in women than in men.

"We want to target therapy specifically to gender," Dr. Reed added.