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UCF Lake Nona Hospital is a full-service hospital providing a range of comprehensive medical services, including surgery and a 24/7 ER.

Message from the CEO

Wendy H. Brandon, FACHE Chief Executive Officer

Thank you for your interest in UCF Lake Nona Hospital. Our hospital opened on March 1, 2021, bringing a full range of healthcare services to southeast Orlando and the surrounding communities in Orange and Osceola Counties. We are truly honored to be a part of the vibrant, diverse and growing community of the future in Lake Nona, as well as the transformative Medical City, and to serve as a pillar in the region’s innovative wellbeing initiatives.

UCF Lake Nona Hospital was created as a joint venture partnership between HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division and UCF Academic Health, connecting one of the largest healthcare networks in the nation, HCA Healthcare, with the prestigious University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Our hospital is dedicated to the future of healthcare, investing in the education of future providers and groundbreaking research as well as innovative technology and treatments that support our commitment to ensuring access to superior quality care and patient safety.

Our UCF Lake Nona Hospital team is committed to a patient-centered approach to care and to our mission:

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. We achieve this through the delivery of exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research and outstanding education.

It is a privilege to be trusted to care for our community, and we look forward to creating healthier tomorrows now and for generations to come.


Wendy H. Brandon, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer

UCF Lake Nona Hospital statistics

  • $175m

    Facility investment

  • 64

    Inpatient beds

  • 20

    Bed emergency room

At UCF Lake Nona Hospital, we are supported by a leadership team committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.
In the community
UCF Lake Nona Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care and improving the health of the diverse communities we serve. As part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider, we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming the way healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services. Our entire team–our physicians, our nurses, our staff, our volunteers and each of our board members–is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate, patient-centered care.
Quality & Patient Safety
Patient safety continues to be the cornerstone of UCF Lake Nona Hospital. It is our hope that our proactive efforts will improve the standard of care in the communities we serve and raise the bar on patient safety for the nation. Patients may access the State of Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration for information about our facility.

Hospital History

Opened to the public in 2021 and located adjacent to the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando’s Medical City, Florida, UCF Lake Nona Hospital provides full-service healthcare to Lake Nona and surrounding communities in southeast Orlando and Osceola County. The full-service hospital features 64 inpatient beds, a 20-bed emergency room, four operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, comprehensive imaging and laboratory services and private birthing suites. Designed to meet the needs of the growing community, HCA Florida UCF Lake Nona Hospital has room to expand to 80 beds and is designed for future growth up to 500 beds. The facility has invested in the latest technology to support superior quality care and patient safety, including systems to provide enhanced security, communication and experience as well as innovative patient care and treatment options.

UCF Lake Nona Hospital Virtual Tour

Check out our beautiful new full-service hospital in Lake Nona!