Florida Hospital Orlando plans to expand its Cardiovascular Institute with a new Center for Living, which will offer a comprehensive program to identify, prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases — the leading cause of death in the nation.
The Center for Living has been made possible thanks to a generous $3 million gift by the Ginsburg Family Foundation. The Ginsburg family’s support of Florida Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute started more than 10 years ago with a $20 million gift, which funded the hospital’s Ginsburg Tower.
Aligning with the hospital’s new initiative to use genomics to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases, the 13,200-square-foot Center for Living will 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.
The Center for Living is expected to care for more than 8,000 cardiovascular patients during its first three years of operation.
“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 of the Cardiovascular Center for Living is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2019 with completion expected by the end of 2020.