Posted on May 7, 2021 in Uncategorized,
This would be Advent Health’s first facility just west of Disney.
The number of freestanding ERs is on the rise in Florida, partly because of overcrowded ERs on hospital campuses. The state had 26 freestanding ERs in 2016, and that number has grown to 67, according to the Florida Agency For Health Care Administration. In Central Florida, the total number of existing or planned emergency departments is up to 23. The count continues to rise because the facilities fulfill a strategy for hospital systems to grow revenue by bringing emergency care closer to outlying, typically affluent suburbs, where people are more likely to be able to afford health care.