AdventHealth Winter Garden unveils $145 million expansion

The hospital extension will add three floors to the hospital's patient tower and bring additional women's services to West Orange County.

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AdventHealth Winter Garden has announced its plans for a $145 million expansion to the hospital in West Orange County.

The 105,000-square-foot extension will add three floors to the hospital's patient tower and bring additional women's services needed to address the increasing demand for complex care within the community.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Administration, each year more than 6,000 babies are born to families in West Orange and South Lake counties, but the majority of deliveries take place outside the area.

“Winter Garden continues to grow, and we are excited to provide additional healthcare services to meet the fast-growing needs of the community,” Kari Vargas, CEO of AdventHealth Winter Garden, said. “In addition to expanding our patient tower, we are growing critical services to join our robust network of connected care that we’re providing to this community. We want to make it easy for our consumers to receive world-class health care in a setting that is close to home.”

The plans include the addition of 40 new progressive care unit beds, obstetrics and gynecology. 

One floor will be dedicated to labor and delivery. This area will include nine labor, delivery and recovery beds, 10 postpartum beds, two C-section operating rooms, and future space for a level two Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

The tower's expansion also will add space for more operating rooms and a shell floor with capacity for 40 beds.

"Knowing you can count on highly qualified physicians and midwives to be here whenever the baby is ready to make their appearance helps moms feel safe and supported in what could be an exciting and overwhelming time," Ashley Hill, medical director of obstetrics and gynecology at AdventHealth in Central Florida, said. “Bringing labor and delivery services to the Winter Garden community solidifies our promise of whole-person care for our moms and babies of this growing community.”

According to AdventHealth, the addition also will add more than 100 jobs to the local community. 

Construction on the new expansion is planned to start this summer and is estimated to be completed in 2026.

Photo courtesy of AdventHealth Winter Garden



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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