UCF Lake Nona Medical Center officially opened to the public, providing full-service healthcare to Lake Nona and surrounding communities in southeast Orlando and Osceola County. Lake Nona’s new hospital is located at 6700 Lake Nona Blvd., adjacent to the UCF College of Medicine in Orlando’s Medical City. UCF Lake Nona Medical Center provides 24/7 emergency care and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient hospital services and is expected to serve more than 17,000 patients in its first year. The establishment of the new hospital, which was a $175 million investment in expanding access to care in the area, stands to create more than 350 jobs. Photos of patient rooms and birthing suites, and more from the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center are below.
The full-service hospital features 64 inpatient beds, a 20-bed emergency department, four operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, comprehensive imaging and laboratory services and six private birthing suites. Designed to meet the needs of the growing community, UCF Lake Nona Medical Center has room to expand to 80 beds and is designed for future growth up to 500 beds. The facility has invested in the latest technology to support superior quality care and patient safety, including systems to provide enhanced security, communication and experience as well as innovative patient care and treatment options.
The UCF Lake Nona Medical Center medical staff includes more than 250 physicians, including specialists in primary care, cardiology, colorectal surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, pulmonology, nephrology, OB/GYN, gynecologic oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurohealth sciences, spine and urology.
“The grand opening of UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is the realization of a vision that will impact the community for years to come,” said Wendy H. Brandon, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer. “With the rapid growth in Lake Nona, this community needed a hospital close to home. Our team looks forward to becoming more engaged in the region’s wellness and supporting Lake Nona’s commitment to health and well-being. Whether you need treatment for an acute injury or illness, or if you are seeking resources for advanced specialty care, our community can count on UCF Lake Nona Medical Center to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.”
“In addition to providing convenient access to outstanding healthcare services in Lake Nona, this hospital will provide important educational opportunities for tomorrow’s physicians and support the work of our UCF researchers seeking innovative treatments and cures,” said Dr. Deborah C. German, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at University of Central Florida. ”Today, we celebrate the next step in creating a healthcare hub in Lake Nona that will increase economic development and improve health for all.”
UCF Lake Nona Medical Center hosted a virtual grand opening event on March 1st. The online event featured hospital leaders, physicians and staff and included a virtual tour of the new facility. A recording of the virtual event is available to the public via UCF Lake Nona Medical Center’s Facebook page.