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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Care Coalition questions whether proposed hospital will benefit children

Although transportation issues present an obstacle for Medicare children to gain access Lake Nona, Nemours Foundation is gaining support for its new children’s facility said Dr. David Bailey CEO. The proposed plan would be part of the vision to build a medical city which includes a Burnham Research Center, medical school, and major research facility.

Bailey is trying to broker a deal between Nemours and Orlando Regional Healthcare which is the third component to the final approval. Although Becky Cherney of Florida’s Health Car Coalition indicated that Medicare children would loose out and probably fears some competition between facilities, Nemours Foundation is determined to build the hospital in Nona which would take about five years to complete.

In addition to issues surrounding poor Medicare Children’s inability to access Lake Nona, officials are debating whether the new children’s hospital would have duplicating medical services such as transplants and implants.