South Lake Hospital Coming Soon to Four Corners
SOUTH LAKE HOSPITAL IN FOUR CORNERS — The area where Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk meet has a booming population, myriad subdivisions and apartment complexes, along with commercial developments, including shopping centers and restaurants.
But the nearest emergency rooms are a time-consuming 10- to 15-mile ride north or south for residents on heavily traveled U.S. Highway 27.
Come next year though, that will change.
South Lake Hospital earlier this month broke ground on a new $13 million freestanding emergency department at 550 U.S. Highway 27, just north of U.S. Highway 192, where the four counties rub shoulders.
“There’s been lots of residential and commercial development, but no real movement in health care in the Four Corners area,” hospital president John Moore said. “It’ll mean residents will no longer have to drive across [U.S.] 192, or to South Lake [Hospital] 15 miles away or to Heart of Florida [Hospital] 16 miles south to get medical care.”
Construction on the facility should be complete by August 2018, giving residents quicker access to health care, especially emergency services, when minutes or even seconds can mean the difference between survival and death for patients.
“Time is critical when someone is injured or needs our help,” Moore said. “This will be a hospital-level emergency department with board-certified physicians.”
The two-story, 40,000-square-foot facility will be staffed by board-certified physicians from South Lake Hospital — part of the Orlando Health system — and will be named the Joe H. and Loretta Scott Health Pavilion.
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