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Lee Health Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1916.
  • Governed by publicly elected 10-member Board of Directors.
  • One of the largest public health systems in the U.S. and one of the largest not-for-profit public health systems and Safety Net Hospitals in Florida that receives no direct tax support.
  • More than 2 million patient contacts each year.
  • More than 14,000 employees.
  • More than 4,000 volunteers and auxilians.
  • Medical staff of more than 2,500.
  • Lee Physician Group of 750+ primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practitioners in 80+ practice locations throughout Southwest Florida.
  • Four acute care hospitals:
    • Lee Memorial Hospital – 368-bed hospital established in 1916.
    • HealthPark Medical Center – 461-bed hospital built in 1991.
    • Cape Coral Hospital – 291-bed hospital acquired in 1996.
    • Gulf Coast Medical Center – 624-bed hospital acquired in 2006 and expanded through 2021.
  • Two specialty hospitals:
    • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida – 135-bed pediatric hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center; new, 7-story facility opened in 2017.
    • The Rehabilitation Hospital – 60-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility located within Lee Memorial Hospital.
  • Three skilled nursing units:
    • HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center – 112 beds.
    • Lee Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit – 18 beds.
    • Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit – 75 beds.
  • Seven outpatient centers (Coconut Point, HealthPark Commons, Metro, Plantation, Riverwalk, Sanctuary, Surfside).
  • Three walk-in clinics (Metro, Page Field, Pine Island Road).
  • Two pediatric outpatient facilities (Naples, Port Charlotte).
  • Regional Cancer Center (Opened in 2008 and expanded in 2018).