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MOUNT DORA, Fla, January 22, 2020 – On a cold and blustery evening, more than 400 community members joined AdventHealth Waterman on Jan. 22 to celebrate the opening of the AdventHealth Medical Plaza in Mount Dora.
“When a lot people show up to an event, you've done well. When it is 50 degrees at night and you are in Florida, you've done really, really well!” Abel Biri, AdventHealth Waterman CEO said to the crowd with a resounding chuckle during the event.
Located between Country Club Blvd. and Wolf Branch Road at 19735 US Hwy 441 in Mount Dora, this two-story, 22,260-square-foot facility is the first of its kind in northern Lake County and opened to patients on Jan. 6.
“We are so thankful for what AdventHealth Waterman has done to provide this facility. They've been a tremendous part of our community for a long time and this is their newest part of their journey,” said Mount Dora Mayor Cathy Hoechst. “I'm especially spoiled because now I only have to come less than half a mile to see my doctor!”
The first floor is home to AdventHealth Medical Group family medicine physicians Dr. Veronica Chastain, Dr. Devlin O’Connor, Dr. Anielka Rodriguez and Dr. Kurt Wagner, as well as Estrellita Lu, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
“We are not just opening a primary care access space,” Biri said. “We are addressing the needs of the community, the busy, working families that may not be able to interrupt their day to access medical care. At this facility, we will offer longer hours and earlier hours, as well as self-scheduling and some same-day appointments.”
The second floor will open by the end of 2020 and will be home to AdventHealth Medical Group specialists and pediatric care.
The new AdventHealth Medical Plaza in Mount Dora has a sleek, bright, modern design to go with the modern-day approach to patient care. The spacious facility features locally inspired artwork and includes 21 examination rooms, procedure and consult rooms, an interior reception area and a large, glass-enclosed lobby.
“It is a beautiful building, but it is just brick and mortar,” Biri said. “It comes alive while our caregivers walk into it and open themselves up, not just their expertise, but their hearts. That becomes the true pulse of what we get to do here.”
The architect was Gresham Smith and the main contractor was Robins & Morton.
To book an appointment, visit AdventHealthMedicalGroup.com or call Call352-735-5700.
About AdventHealth Waterman
AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares has 299-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Waterman, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. AdventHealth Waterman is located in the heart of Lake County and was founded in 1938 by Frank Waterman. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Waterman provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Waterman, visit http://AdventHealthWaterman.com.
On Jan. 22, more than 400 community members joined AdventHealth Waterman on to celebrate the opening of the AdventHealth Medical Plaza in Mount Dora. Located between Country Club Blvd. and Wolf Branch Road at 19735 US Hwy 441 in Mount Dora, this two-story, 22,260-square-foot facility is the first of its kind in northern Lake County.