March 4, 2021

AdventHealth Breaks Ground on 12-Story Tower

Construction is underway on AdventHealth’s newest state-of-the-art health-care center, which will serve as Florida, United States, headquarters for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and bring a range of new and expanded services to the Orlando region.  

At 12 stories and 300,000 square feet (around 28,000 square meters), the building will be a significant addition to the Orlando skyline, located next to Interstate 4 just north of the Princeton Street exit.   

“Our community is growing, and we see an increasing need for specialized care,” said 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 subspecialized care to Central Florida. The tower will serve as Rothman Orthopaedics Central Florida headquarters and will be utilized clinically for a subspecialized practice and 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 development of the 172-acre (70-hectare) 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,” Rob Deininger, CEO of AdventHealth Orlando, said. “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,” Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer said. “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 (35,750 tons) of concrete, more than two acres (0.8 hectares) of glass, and enough steel and rebar to build about 1,300 sport utility vehicles.

The original version of this story was posted on the AdventHealth news site.