90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

UCF Breaks Ground on new Teaching Hospital at Lake Nona Medical City

Play Audio
UCF Medical Center will serve 500 patients. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

UCF Medical Center will serve 500 patients. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

HCA Healthcare and the University of Central Florida broke ground Thursday on a new teaching hospital.

The Lake Nona Medical Center will open in 2020 as a teaching hospital for doctors on site and also medical school fellows and students at the adjacent University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Wendy Brandon is the center’s chief executive officer. She says the medical center is a result of a partnership between HCA Healthcare and UCF. She says it will “improve the care that everyone on the team gives. Because when you stop and talk about and teach why you do what you do, it only improves the care that every patient receives.”

She says it also will act as a research hub, as UCF researchers and students will have access to data from HCA hospitals nationwide.

“We will have the opportunity to find new ways of taking care of patients for future generations and I think that also fuels our passion for the work we’re doing in collaboration with the College of Medicine.”

The center will open in 2020 and will serve 500 patients. It will offer general medicine as well as specializations like cancer care through a partnership with the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center.

If you’d like to listen to the full story, please click on the clip above. 

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »