In August of 1998, The Villages Tri-County Medical Center, Inc. applied to the state of Florida and received a Certificate of Need to build a 60-bed acute care hospital in December of that same year. Groundbreaking for the new hospital took place on November 17, 2000 and after nearly two years of construction, the hospital opened in July 2002.
New construction began in late 2005 to expand the hospital. When the $65 million expansion was complete in November of 2007, The Villages Regional Hospital had grown from 60 to 198 patient beds. Three floors were added, including the expansion of cardiac services to create The Villages’ first hospital-based cardiac catheterization suites.
In January of 2008, The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center announced a system name that collectively identified them as Central Florida Health Alliance. Each hospital kept its individual name, exceptional services, and leadership while acknowledging that they shared the same commitment to quality care and service excellence.
In 2009, The Villages Regional Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and in 2010, the hospital began offering neurosurgery services for its patients. The Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages Regional Hospital opened in 2011, bringing experience and world-class cancer care to The Villages.
Most recently, The Villages Regional Hospital celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary in July 2012.