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Lake Nona's Medical City is the community's 650-acre health and life sciences park. The idea for Medical city was first proposed in 2005 and first visible with the opening of UCF's College of Medicine opened. Since that time several new national recognized institutions have opened their doors. These include Nemours Children’s Hospital, a University of Florida Academic and Research Center, UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center (formerly the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute), the UCF Burnett Biomedical Sciences Building, the Lake Nona Gateway and opening in 2016, the Guidewell Innovation Center. Medical City will ultimately offer over five million square feet of commercial and retail space as well as a mixture of residential options. The project total number of jobs created over the next ten years in Medical City is 30,000 with an economic impact of over $7 billion.
Medical City is located within the community of Lake Nona. It is South of toll road 417 and West of Narcoossee Road. Lake Nona Blvd runs through the heart of Medical City. The Orlando international Airport is approx 7 miles away from Medical City making it convenient for patients and specialists alike to travel to and from Medical City. Its cluster of hospitals, universities and research facilities include:
Nemours Children's Hospital is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. In 2012 they opened their Lake Nona Medical City hospital bringing their comprehensive children’s healthcare to Central Florida. The Medical City location places Nemours Children’s Hospital within walking distance of the other influential institutions, facilities and companies located within Lake Nona Medical City. 407-567-4000.
The new Lake Nona VA medical Center is a $665 million, state-of-the-art facility which will provide local heath care for approximately 400,000 veterans who call Central Florida home. Located in Medical City it will be the first VA hospital built in the U.S. since 1995. The VA Medical Center will offer 134 bed inpatient hospital, a 118 bed nursing home, a 60 bed domiciliary, an outpatient clinic, and a veterans benefit mini service center. 407-629-1599.
Originally built as the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, UCF has taken over this facility and it is now home to cancer researchers, clinical trials and treatment for patients. It is adjacent to the UF Research & Academic Center.
Located next to the to the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center in Lake Nona's Medical City, the University of Florida's 100,000 square foot research facility will enable students to collaborate with Sanford-Burnham Institute’s top scientists. The sleek and modern four-story UF facility will include a spacious research unit for UF’s Institute on Aging, a College of Pharmacy, a pharmacometric research program, and a research area with plans to focus on new drugs, cancer, diabetes and neuroscience. 352-273-8700.
Opened in 2010, the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences in Medical City provides quality UCF undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and build excellent research programs focused on cancer and cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases. The 5 story building provides over 250,000 square feet of research space and multiple teaching laboratories. The facility will eventually have a faculty of over 50 with over 2400 undergraduates and more than 130 graduate students in MS and PhD programs.
The Lake Nona Gateway building sits just outside of the Medical City area at the corner or Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Blvd. The Gateway building is home to Florida Hospital Health Park which offers family medicine, imaging, sports medicine, physical therapy and laboratory intensive care. The building is also home to UCF Health which offers primary care physicians and specialists under one roof.
This three story, LEED Certified facility is set to open in the spring of 2016. Named after a major healthcare solutions provider who will anchor the first floor, the building will feature a wet lab where biomedical entrepreneurs and start up companies can work together to transform the healthcare industry.
Currently under construction, the new UCF Lake Nona Medical Center will initially open as a 64 bed teaching hospital. The projected opening date is late 2020 to early 2021. Details to follow.
Several Neighborhoods are within easy walking or biking distance to Medical City the closest of which is Laurete Park. Ashton Woods, David Weekely Homes and Minto Communities are the current builders within Laureate Park and model homes are open 7 days a week. VillageWalk and Eagle Creek are just outside the Medical City area and are in easy biking distance.
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