Orlando Health to start construction of downtown orthopedic hospital soon

Orlando Health to start construction of downtown orthopedic hospital soon

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Orlando Health aims to break ground in November on its future 350,000-square-foot, $295 million downtown orthopedic hospital and medical pavilion, Vice President of Asset Strategy Matt Taylor told Orlando Business Journal.

The new 75-bed Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Hospital, medical pavilion, outpatient surgery center and 322,470-square-foot parking garage will be built at the southeast corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street. The project originally was slated to break ground in spring 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic. The planned new hospital will have 10 operating rooms, and the outpatient surgery center will have another 12 ORs.

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The medical pavilion and outpatient surgery center are set to be completed in late 2022 and the hospital should be done in early summer 2023. The hospital is expected to add 500 jobs when it opens.