Construction is underway on AdventHealth’s newest state-of-the-art health care center, which will serve as Florida headquarters for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and also bring a range of new and expanded services to the Orlando region.
At 12 stories and 300,000 square feet, the building will be a major addition to the Orlando skyline, located next to Interstate 4 just north of the Princeton Street exit.
“Our community is growing, and we are seeing an increasing need for specialized care,” said Dr. Duane Davis, chief physician executive of the institutes for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “This building will allow us to expand our services, bringing world-class clinicians together in a single, convenient location.”
In 2020, AdventHealth and Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute announced a long-term partnership that will bring world-renowned sub-specialized care to Central Florida. The tower will serve as Rothman Orthopaedics Central Florida headquarters and will be utilized clinically for a subspecialized practice as well as research and academics.
In addition, the tower — slated to open in late 2022 — will include space for other AdventHealth services including neuroscience, imaging, rehabilitation and research, offering comprehensive outpatient care, all in one convenient location.
The building and expanded services are a major step forward in the evolution of the 172-acre Health Village campus. Health Village — the home of AdventHealth Orlando, AdventHealth for Women and AdventHealth for Children — also includes centers of innovation and medical research, as well as residential, retail, dining and lodging components.
“Our long-term vision has always been for the Health Village campus to be a hub of innovation and excellence, and also a place where people can live work and play,” said Rob Deininger, CEO of AdventHealth Orlando. “Today’s event is a major step in our journey to make that vision a reality.”
“This project will have a big economic impact, both in construction jobs and in bringing more high-paying medical jobs to downtown Orlando,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “And it reinforces Central Florida’s reputation as a burgeoning hub in life-science innovation.”
The project will be developed and owned by health care real estate services firm Meadows & Ohly, in partnership with AdventHealth and physicians.
Batson-Cook, the general contractor on the project, reports that the building will include more than 71.5 million pounds of concrete; more than two acres’ worth of glass and enough steel and rebar to build about 1,300 SUVs.