VISN 8 News Update
Orlando VA Medical Center Unveils 3-D Model of
New Lake Nona Campus and Plans For Veterans Memorial park
Orlando, FL -- The Orlando VA Medical Center unveiled a 3-D model of the new Lake Nona Campus—including a new 1.2 million square foot VA hospital--on May 27, 2010 at Orlando City Hall. Also during the event, the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Inc., discussed its plans for a Veterans Memorial Park to be built at the Lake Nona site. Distinguished guest speakers at the event included Orlando VA Medical Center Director Timothy W. Liezert, Central Florida Memorial Park Foundation President Jerry Pierce, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Crotty’s Chief of Staff and Director of Economic Trade and Tourism Development Mr. George Rodon.
The new Orlando VA Medical Center will be located on a 65-acre campus in southeast Orange County. Expected to open in fall of 2012, the facility will cost $665 million to construct. The medical center will have a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, 134-inpatient beds, 120-community living center beds, a 60-bed domiciliary and administrative and support services. The VA will be co-located with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the Sanford-Burnham Institute, the University of Florida Academic and Research Center and Nemours Children’s Hospital in the Lake Nona area known as the “Medical City.”
The Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona will be located adjacent to the new medical center across from the south entrance at a beautiful location facing a lake. The memorial will honor approximately 1,100 Veterans from Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties who served in in the uniform of our country and made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned.
To learn more about the Orlando VA Medical Center, go to: www.orlando.va.gov. To see the progress of the new Lake Nona campus, go to: http://www.orlando.va.gov/newmedcenter/orlmedcenternew.asp.
To learn more about the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Inc., go to: www.CFVMPF.org.
The Orlando VA Medical Center recently unveiled a 3-D model of the new Lake Nona campus that includes a new $665 million, 1.2 million square foot VA Medical Center. The medical center will have a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, 134-inpatient beds, 120-community living center beds, a 60-bed domiciliary and administrative and support services. VA Photo