The vision for this new health campus is to provide the ideal patient experience flow in a four-story, approximately 93,000-square-foot facility. Phase I includes a 16-bed ED, 12-bed observation unit, urgent care, imaging, outpatient surgery center and medical office space. Phase II includes a seven-story, 295,000-square-foot bed tower expansion that will include 120 beds and shell space for an additional 80 beds. This phase also includes a 65,000-square-foot MOB designed to create an integrated physician model.

This campus possesses an ambulatory focus and system thinking that utilizes the following principles: convenience, cost effectiveness, lean design, sustainability and integration of the clinical areas. Design includes plans for future expansion of the ED by allocating the space to be used in Phase I for observation beds adjacent to the ED. This approach allows for a rapid, cost-conscious future ED expansion. There will be two entrances, one for more emergent patients and the other for outpatients.

The master plan, which contains a “green spine” pedestrian link, was created with the wellness vs. illness model in mind. This spine links the parking lot, main entrance of the hospital and an outdoor healing garden for hospital staff, patients and the public. The hospital campus will be integrated into an adjacent, successful retail center to help make healthcare services more accessible to the community. The master plan also includes space for additional commercial and retail development, as well as outdoor space and a park-and-ride station for cyclists taking advantage of the hilly terrain of the Clermont neighborhood. The hospital’s food service department will provide fresh, healthy menu options. Through these and other measures, AdventHealth is seeking to engage community use of the health and wellness campus.

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