Future Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you building a hospital in Lake Mary?
At this time, we are building a two-story 40,000-square- foot emergency room and medical pavilion that features a freestanding emergency department, which is a service of Orlando Health’s South Seminole Hospital. Adjacent to the pavilion, we are building a three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building.

What services will be offered?
The freestanding emergency department will include up to 24 patient rooms, an imaging department, ambulance bays and a helipad, along with parking and supporting infrastructure. The medical office building will have specialty physician offices, an ambulatory surgery center, and outpatient imaging and laboratory services.

Why are you building a freestanding emergency department in Lake Mary?
We’re expanding to meet a growing healthcare demand within Seminole County. This freestanding emergency department allows us to extend Orlando Health’s services and reach more residents throughout the county.

Are you closing down South Seminole Hospital?
There are no plans in place to close South Seminole Hospital. The emergency room and medical pavilion are a department of South Seminole Hospital. Our future vision is to have a hospital at this location.

Do we need another freestanding emergency department in Lake Mary?
Seminole County has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. We’re expanding to meet the resulting growing healthcare demand.

Will you keep acute care beds at the South Seminole Hospital?
Yes, South Seminole Hospital will continue to function in its current capacity and receive those patients from the freestanding emergency room that require a higher level of care.

When do you expect to open the freestanding emergency room in Lake Mary?
The Orlando Health Emergency Room – Lake Mary is now open and seeing patients as of September 16, 2019.  The medical pavilion will be completed soon, with some physician practices and outpatient services seeing patients the week of September 16, 2019.