Tri state ophthamology group to open $200M, 1,000-bed facility in Orlando
A group of hospitals and health care systems are about to open a new $200 million facility in Orange County that will serve the needs of the state’s primary care physicians.
The Orange County Health System (OCHS) will pay for construction and operation of the facility at Orlando Health Sciences Center in a deal with the state-run health care system of Orange County, the Orange County Office of Economic Development said in a statement.OCHS and Orlando Health will work together to create a state-of-the-art facility that will include an imaging center, specialty care units, and advanced diagnostic imaging services, the statement said.
The facility will be a full-service, publicly funded health care facility that is designed to provide advanced diagnostic services to Orange County primary care patients.OCERS spokesman David Brown said the facility will help increase primary care physician and nurse practitioner staffing in Orange Counties primary care hospitals.
Brown said OCERS is excited to be partnering with the Orange Health System to build and operate a new health care hospital and that the state is committed to working with OCERS to improve patient care.
Brown also said OCES is also working to increase the number of physicians and nurse practitioners at OCHS and other Orange County hospitals to provide the highest level of care.