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Florida Hospital Winter Garden ribbon-cutting celebration

Florida Hospital Winter Garden opens for patients Monday.

Florida Hospital leaders and city officials celebrated the grand opening of Florida Hospital Winter Garden on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony just days before the facility’s first patients arrive.

The 97,000-square-foot, three-story building is a “one-stop” medical facility where patients can receive emergency care, outpatient surgery, lab and imaging services, endoscopy, and primary and specialty care.

“From our state-of-the-art operating rooms to the most advanced imaging center, Florida Hospital Winter Garden is bringing a new level of health care to this region,” said Amanda Maggard, administrator of the new facility.

Florida Hospital Winter Garden, located off State Road 429 near Daniels Road, will open its doors to the public Monday.

“Winter Garden’s population is booming, with more than 11 percent growth between 2010 and 2014 alone,” said Winter Garden City Commissioner Colin Sharman. “With a growing community comes an increased need for medical care close to home, and we are thrilled that Florida Hospital is partnering with us to bring essential and exceptional care to our doorsteps.”

Florida Hospital Winter Garden’s emergency department will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will feature a unit – called a clinical decision unit – with 23-hour observation beds. On this unit, the clinical team will decide if a patient can return home, or if the patient needs to be transported to another hospital for admission. This unique approach allows for an appropriate level of care in a lower cost setting.

“A trip to the emergency department can be a very stressful time for patients and their families, and the Florida Hospital team is trained to make the experience as comfortable as possible,” said Patricia Price, director of clinical operations at Florida Hospital Winter Garden. “Patients can rest assured that not only will they receive Florida Hospital’s hallmark compassionate care, but the most advanced medical treatment, as well.”

Florida Hospital Winter Garden also features physician offices that will offer care in the areas of primary care, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, OB/GYN and urology.