As part of its growth plans, Apopka is getting a hospital complex that will cost $203 million and have 120 rooms for patients.
The facility, Florida Hospital Apopka, which is being built by Adventist Health Systems, will include a seven-story hospital and a four-story medical building. It is expected to create 300 jobs for nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals.
The hospital should reduce patient transfers to about 15% from nearly half because the new facility will have necessary, sophisticated equipment the current hospital lacks, Jennifer Wandersleben, vice president/administrator of Florida Hospital Apopka, told the Orlando Sentinel.
The hospital will sit on part of 70 acres that Adventist Health Systems owns at the intersection of Ocoee-Apopka and Harmon roads.
LOCATION: Apopka, intersection of Ocoee-Apopka and Harmon roads
OWNER: Adventist Health Systems
START DATE: Expected in May 2015
END DATE: Spring 2017
PROJECT BUDGET: $203 million
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Brasfield & Gorrie