Hospital Executives, Local Leaders Gather for Groundbreaking Ceremony
Lake Mary – A new era of healthcare is unfolding in Seminole County with the groundbreaking ceremony for Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital.
The new hospital represents the next phase of growth for Orlando Health’s Lake Mary campus. It will have 180 beds housed in two six-story towers with the ability to expand up to 240 beds. At 320,000 square feet, Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital will be a comprehensive acute care facility. A key focus area for the new hospital will be women’s health, including labor and delivery services, and a future neonatal intensive care unit. The new facility will include six state-of-the-art operating rooms and two catheterization labs, a comprehensive imaging suite, medical-surgical bed units, an observation unit, dining, chapel and gift shop, among other features.
“This is a major milestone for the community and the vision we have for this healthcare campus,” says Shawn Molsberger, president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital and senior vice president for Orlando Health’s northeast region. “We’re very proud to have a partner like the City of Lake Mary to help make this possible and bring cutting-edge, comprehensive healthcare to the residents of Seminole County.”
Once complete, the hospital will be connected to the existing Orlando Health Emergency Room – Lake Mary, which opened in September 2019 featuring 25 treatment rooms, an imaging department, outpatient pharmacy and lab draw station. Patients also have access to full ambulatory services and a helipad. Located next door on the campus is the 60,000-square-foot Orlando Health Medical Pavilion offering several outpatient specialties including, pulmonology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, orthopedics, general surgery, cardiology, and cardiac rehab.
The hospital is expected to create up to 1,200 jobs when it opens in spring 2024.
“It is so exciting to see the growth of this medical campus and everything Orlando Health continues to do to bring advanced healthcare options to Lake Mary,” says David Mealor, Mayor of the City of Lake Mary. “We’re thrilled to have them as an economic development partner for our community and in improving the quality of life for our residents.”
Mealor was among several local dignitaries and Orlando Health leaders on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking for Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital. They turned the first shovels of earth on the ground where the new hospital will be built. Construction of the facility will be complete in late spring 2024. The architect for the project is HKS Architects, Inc., and construction management is led by Brasfield & Gorrie.