Florida Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider with 22 campuses serving communities throughout Florida, has broken ground on its ninth campus in Winter Garden, Orlando Metro area.
Under the first phase, a 75,000ft² three-storey building will be constructed which will feature a stand-alone emergency department staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by emergency room physicians.
The emergency department will provide clinical expertise to all of Florida Hospital’s emergency rooms in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.
Additionally, the facility will also include an outpatient imaging centre and a multispeciality clinic that will host a variety of physician practices to serve the community’s needs.
Florida Hospital president and CEO Lars Houmann said the hospital is very excited to be part of the rapidly growing community of Winter Garden.
"We want to strengthen our presence in this community as a trusted healthcare partner that brings greater access to care close to home," Houmann added.
Winter Garden Mayor John Rees said: "This health campus will bring superior, high-paying jobs to our community and will make Winter Garden more attractive as a place that others will want to live, work and play."
Florida Hospital officials have also announced Amanda Maggard, who recently served as the assistant administrator at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, as the new leader of the Winter Garden Health Campus.
West Orange development assistant vice president Amanda Maggard said she is excited to be part of the process from the early stages.
"We will build a team of healthcare professionals and a facility the community of Winter Garden can be proud of," Maggard added.
Florida Hospital, a 2,247-bed acute-care medical facility, serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the south-east, the Caribbean and Latin America.