The University of Central Florida's College of Medicine has received permission to build a new teaching hospital.
UCF is partnering with HCA Healthcare to construct the 100-bed hospital next to the school's College of Medicine in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando.
The school says it received a final certificate of approval from the state Agency for Health Care Administration last week.
HCA's North Florida Division is contributing $175 million to the hospital which is expected to open in 2020.
UCF says no state funds are being used to build the hospital.
UCF says it will be a teaching and research hospital.