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Winter Park Hospital Planning $85M Expansion

Winter Park Memorial Hospital
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Winter Park Memorial Hospital is planning an expansion.

The hospital will start construction this winter on an $85 million new bed tower. It will add 80 rooms and a new lobby, and the hospital has the ability to add another tower in the future.

The new tower is expected to be finished in 2018.

The five-story, Mediterranean-inspired pavilion will be named for philanthropists Tony and Sonja Nicholson

The Nicholson Pavilion expansion will allow the hospital to convert the majority of its existing rooms into private patient rooms. The new pavilion space will include private beds for orthopaedic care as well as other surgical and medical services.

When completed, it will offer 160 private rooms and bathrooms.

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.