On Tuesday, June 11, AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, broke ground on the soon-to-be AdventHealth Freestanding Emergency Room. Situated at the corner of Narcoossee Road and Lake Nona Boulevard, the Emergency Room will be open to all.
Employing over 100, the freestanding ER is part of AdventHealth’s expansion into more markets in Central Florida.
According to Austin Purkeypile, Chief Operating Officer of AdventHealth, “We will be adding 24/7 emergency care (the first in Lake Nona) to our existing primary and specialty care, sports medicine and rehab, imaging and lab services. This means the vast majority of medical needs can be met within the Lake Nona community. In cases where a higher level of care is needed, they can be taken by ambulance or helicopter to our facilities specializing in inpatient care.”
Purkeypile speaks not only as COO of AdventHealth, he is also a proud Laureate Park resident and member of the Board of Directors at Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Chief Executive Officer of AdventHealth East Orlando, Jeff Villanueva, adds, “AdventHealth is committed to keeping our consumers at the center of everything that we do. And today, that’s what we did. We celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand new emergency department that will open the summer of 2020. As our community grows, we want to grow with our community, and we want to have strategic access points in those communities so that you have a very quick and convenient access to AdventHealth and to our brand, which is providing whole person health: body, mind and spirit.”
The $17 million dollar investment will be 19,000 square feet with 24 beds once completed.
Two of the rooms will be specially outfitted for pediatric care, and a CT scanner, ultrasound machine, X-ray, respiratory therapist, and full service lab will all be in-house. “Everything you would expect from any emergency department will be right here,” says Villanueva.
Villanueva adds, “We’re looking at this as a partnership with this great community of Lake Nona.”
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