The board of directors of Lee Memorial Health System recently announced the relocation of its administrative office and boardroom to 13685 Doctors Way, Suite 190, in Fort Myers.
The offices are located in a building adjacent to Gulf Coast Medical Center, near the intersection of Daniels Parkway and Metro Parkway, which is one of the most centrally located corridors in Lee County.
Board meetings, which are open to the public, will be held at the new location starting this month.
The relocation allows for the expansion of clinical space at Lee Memorial Hospital. By moving support service offices currently housed on patient floors to the former board room on the first floor, as many as 15 new patient rooms may be gained.
The new location offers more convenience to the public because it is located along one of the most centrally located corridors in Lee County, and it better accommodates a growing turnout at board meetings.
Attendance regularly exceeded the capacity of the former boardroom and many meetings were standing room only. The new boardroom greatly expands the seating area for the public and allows more space for administrators making presentations.
If you go
Board of directors meeting
Lee Memorial Health System
Aug. 9 at 3 p.m.
13685 Doctors Way, Suite 190, in Fort Myers
The board of directors had most recently been meeting at Lee Memorial Hospital, but over the years meetings have been held at various locations around the county, including rotating between hospital facilities.
A ribbon cutting and dedication of the new location was held on Aug. 2.
The next board of directors meeting is scheduled for Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. at the new board office location. The new phone number is (239) 343-1500.
Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System is the fifth largest public health system in the United States and the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida. With more than 10,000 employees, the system is made up of four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care and specialty physician offices.
An award-winning health care system, it provides regional programs, such as the Trauma Center and Children's Hospital, which serve community members from Tampa to Miami.