Orlando Health- South Lake Hospital, Joe H. and Loretta Scott Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion, officially opened on July 31. The newly built, state of the art facility is located at 16966 Cagan Ridge Blvd, Clermont.
The 24-hour emergency facility features 12 treatment rooms, a specialized resuscitation room for infants, children and adults, diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound, x-ray and computed tomography (CT), laboratory services and a helipad for air care transfers from the facility if needed. It is staffed by a highly-trained team of board-certified emergency room physicians, registered nurses and a full support staff. Services will be available to both ER patients and outpatients by appointment by calling Orlando Health South Lake Hospital at 352-241-7135.
Outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and rehabilitation Mondays through Fridays. A medical pavilion, including physician offices, will be located on the second floor of the facility and include a variety of specialties. The medical pavilion is scheduled to open this winter.
Currently, families who live, work, or stay in the Four Corners area and surrounding communities must travel between 10 to 15 miles to visit an emergency room.
“With the continued growth this area has seen over the past decade, the Four Corners area has lacked access to health care, especially in emergency situations,” commented John Moore, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital president. “As the healthcare leader in south Lake County, we recognized that need and our 11-acre medical pavilion will now allow us to provide high-quality, accessible emergency and outpatient care close to home for the residents and visitors in this four-county region.”
A total of twelve pieces of art were selected from submissions sent in by elementary students in surrounding schools. The artwork will be displayed in the new facility to capture the essence and spirit of the community.
In addition to the ER in the Four Corners area, South Lake Hospital expanded the hospital’s emergency services at their main Clermont Campus and opened a second free-standing emergency room and medical pavilion earlier this summer, located in south Leesburg off of US Highway 27.