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As part of a larger plan to create what has been dubbed “Health Village,” Florida Hospital is building an upscale apartment complex near the hospital to house employees, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Florida Hospital controls about 170 acres around its main facility, and has plans to include retail, office and recreational space in the Health Village, which hospital officials say will be close enough to the hospital that employees can walk to work. Balconies were intentionally left off the construction plan, because Florida Hospital doesn’t want its employees hanging out on the balconies smoking. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.