Significant growth in the senior population is accelerating the demand for multi-specialty care in the region, including chronic care management and focus on healthy lifestyles. To that end, this health and wellness destination will offer a broad array of medical services across the continuum of care in a pleasing campus environment/retail setting to create an enhanced patient experience and healing environment.
Construction of the Health Village's first phase will primarily focus on the 145,000-square-foot anchor building, which will include an ED, an outpatient surgery center, rehab, clinics and Lee Health's home for holistic health and care coordination services, the Healthy Life Center. An esplanade constructed in Phase 1 links to walking paths, an outdoor pavilion and a parking area that is structured to be used for public events such as farmer's markets and art fairs. The project has been master-planned to accommodate the addition of a bed tower in its second phase, while Phase 3 extends the esplanade, linking the central core with new clinics for outpatient services. The last phase completes Lee Health's vision of a health village, adding parking structures on the sites of phase-one lots (in keeping with the city's goal to eliminate virtually all surface lots), fronted by mixed-use spaces such as housing, clinics and health-related retail.
One of the health system's primary goals, interconnectivity, is met by creating a walkable and cohesive community framework on the site. Visitors will be able to come for their clinic appointment, eat a healthy snack, browse eyeglasses and buy a yoga mat, and they'll do it in healthful fashion.