By Wendy Sarubbi | March 1, 2021 3:07 pm

“On behalf of the nearly 1.4 million residents who call Orange County home, thank you for your commitment to bringing this important resource for hope and healing to Central Florida.”

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings

“Our community has worked hard to grow our healthcare and life sciences cluster. And I am excited to celebrate a new hospital that will serve our community, educate future healthcare workers and support medical research.”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

“Our new academic hospital will provide outstanding medical care to our community as it trains the next generation of healthcare leaders. With this new hospital adjacent to the College of Medicine, our healthcare students will train together – and develop the communication and teamwork skills to better serve their patients.”

Alexander N. Cartwright, President, University of Central Florida

“HCA Healthcare is honored to join with UCF to form this unique and pioneering partnership…A partnership of this magnitude is unlike many in this country…HCA’s partnership with UCF here in Orlando creates the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare through the delivery of top-notch education and mentorship for the next generation of doctors.”

Richard Hammett, President HCA Healthcare North Florida Division

“Our team looks forward to becoming more engaged in the region’s wellness and supporting Lake Nona’s commitment to health and well-being. Our community can count on UCF Lake Nona Medical Center to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.”

Wendy H. Brandon, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, UCF Lake Nona Medical Center

“In addition to providing convenient access to outstanding healthcare services in Lake Nona, this hospital will provide important educational opportunities for tomorrow’s physicians and support the work of our researchers seeking innovative treatments and cures.”

Dr. Deborah German, Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, UCF College of Medicine

“UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is a great addition to our Health Sciences Campus. It will help the UCF College of Medicine attract the best medical and biomedical sciences students to grow our research and medical education initiatives. And it will provide our students well-needed access to clinical and translational research.”

Saleh A. Naser, Ph.D., Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, UCF College of Medicine

“ I am very excited for the potential learning opportunities the medical center will provide for researchers and healthcare providers. UCF Lake Nona Medical Center perfectly encapsulates UCF’s ambitions to advance its standing in the research and medical spheres and I cannot wait to be able to participate in its growth and expansion.”

Michael Rohr, UCF College of Medicine’s first M.D./Ph.D. student

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