Sanford, FL — Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA North Florida,  will bring state-of-the-art emergency care to northwest Seminole County in Fall of 2018 with the opening of a freestanding emergency department on a 28-acre site at the intersection of International Parkway and Wilson Road. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 1:00pm.

The 11,000-square-foot facility is expected to serve more than 7,500 residents from northwest Seminole County and surrounding areas each year. The $11.6 million project will feature 12 private patient care rooms and will employ more than 40 full-time staff and emergency medicine physicians.

The new ER on International Parkway will operate as a full-service emergency department providing 24/7 emergency care for both pediatric and adult patients. The new facility will offer comprehensive emergency services as well as laboratory and imaging services.

“Central Florida Regional Hospital is committed to providing high-quality, convenient emergency care to the local community,” said Wendy Brandon, Chief Executive Officer. “Minutes matter in an emergency and this facility will help provide faster, expert care to thousands of residents in northwest Seminole County as well as west Volusia and Lake Counties.”