The $175 million UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is now officially open.
The 64-bed new hospital will be the teaching hospital at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in partnership with HCA Healthcare. Designed for future expansion and operational flexibility, this teaching hospital at UCF was awarded LEED for Healthcare Version 4. The 205,000-square-foot hospital is built on 25 acres next to the medical school that the university is leasing to HCA, giving it room to expand to 80 beds within the current walls and eventually to offer 500 beds with more construction. It will provide a 24-hour emergency department and more than 250 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff, 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.