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Healthcare facilities boom in Central Florida along with population

With massive population growth in the central Florida area, healthcare facility construction is booming.  The Orlando Sentinel took an in-depth look at the projects coming in the near future.  Click for the full story and list of all the projects. Here is a quick look at some of the stats from the story:

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

“In a highly competitive market, Orlando Health, Florida Hospital and the national chain HCA are grabbing different corners of Central Florida to build inpatient and outpatient facilities that can capture the business of the area’s steadily growing population. . . .”

“Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole — the four counties that make up Central Florida — are home to nearly 2.4 million residents. This number is expected to grow to 2.6 million in 2020 and 3.7 million by 2045, according to projections by University of Florida‘s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.”

Here are just a few of the projects the story featured:

“Osceola Regional Medical Center, an HCA hospital, is investing $50 million in several construction projects this year, said CEO Davide Carbone.” 

“Florida Hospital is adding a seven-story inpatient tower and breaking ground on a three-story medical office building at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, turning the existing free-standing emergency department to a full-service hospital.”

“Its new 120-bed Florida Hospital Apopka campus is opening later this year, which will be an upgrade to the health system’s older hospital that will shut down.”

Click for the full list of projects.