ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Florida Hospital Orlando announced on Thursday that they plan to expand its Cardiovascular Institute with a new Center for Living, which will offer a comprehensive program to identify, prevent, and treat cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death in the nation.
They say that Center for Living has been made possible thanks to a generous $3 million gift by the Ginsburg Family Foundation. The Ginsburg family started supporting the Florida Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute more than 10 years ago with a $20 million gift.
The Center for Living will align with the hospital's new initiative to use genomics to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases. The center will reportedly feature a genomics clinic focused on cardiovascular diseases. The center will also incorporate the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation unit, where patients will have access to a prevention and wellness program.
“Florida Hospital continues to provide lifesaving, cutting-edge health care in the field of cardiology to all of us in Central Florida and beyond,” said real-estate developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. “The Ginsburg family is pleased to benefit the community through this much needed addition to the Ginsburg Tower.”
The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, by patient volume.
“We appreciate the Ginsburg family for their generosity and continued commitment to advancing health care in Central Florida. The Center for Living will create an environment that combines our diverse cardiovascular services with genomics and wellness programs, elevating our care and strengthening our wholistic approach to healing,” said Dr. Duane Davis, chief medical officer of Florida Hospital’s institutes, including cardiovascular. “As we look to the future of health care, this program is key to keeping our patients and greater community healthier.”
Construction for the Cardiovascular Center for Living is said to be scheduled for the first quarter of 2019, with completion by the end of 2020.