AdventHealth Health Park rendering.
AdventHealth is making a $35 million investment in the health of Clermont residents, according to health officials. The organization plans to bring an extensive range of medical services, along with a freestanding emergency room, to serve the fast-growing city and surrounding area of south Lake County.
Located adjacent to the intersection of State Road 50 and Citrus Tower Boulevard, the ER will be approximately 19,000 square feet, with 24 patient rooms (including two pediatric-friendly rooms); respiratory therapy; diagnostic imaging, including CT scans, X-ray and ultrasound; and a full-service laboratory. The ER will be staffed by a comprehensive clinical team including board-certified emergency physicians and emergency nurses.
“It is a privilege to expand our care network to better serve Clermont and the surrounding south Lake County community,” says Abel Biri in a press release. He is the president and CEO of AdventHealth Waterman, who will also oversee the Clermont ER. He adds: “This growth demonstrates our commitment to provide convenient, exceptional whole person care close to home.”
Next door, AdventHealth will build a two-story, 36,000-square-foot health park that will include primary and specialty care practices, imaging, outpatient sports medicine and rehab, and lab services.
The health park will offer same-day appointments, expanded 7 a.m.-7 p.m. hours for patient convenience, and specially trained staff providing concierge-level service. The health park will give consumers a seamless experience, with a single check-in and a single bill for all services. In addition, all forms, registration and appointment scheduling can be completed online from home, or at an on-site kiosk, for a completely paperless experience.
“Health parks represent a dramatic reimagining of the health-care experience,” Dr. Scott Brady, senior vice president of ambulatory services for the AdventHealth Central Florida Division, says in the release. “Based on extensive consumer research, AdventHealth health parks will offer our patients a much easier, more convenient experience to access the care they need.”
These new services will meet a significant need in Clermont, which suffers from a shortage of physicians in nearly every specialty, including primary care, cardiology, pediatrics, gastroenterology, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology.
A construction timeline is being finalized. The ER and health park are expected to open in 2021.