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Lee Health Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1916
  • Governed by publicly elected 10-member Board of Directors
  • Lee Health is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. and one of the largest not-for-profit public health system and Safety Net Hospital in Florida that receives no direct tax support.
  • More than 1.5 million patient contacts each year
  • Contributed more than $209.3 million in Community Benefit, including more than $72.8 million in Charity Care in 2020 and $531.6 million in Community Benefit, including more than $69 million in Charity Care in 2019
  • More than 14,000 employees
  • More than 4,500 volunteers and auxilians
  • Medical staff of more than 2,200
  • Lee Physician Group – 750+ primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practitioners in 80+ practice locations throughout Southwest Florida
  • Four acute care hospitals
    • Lee Memorial Hospital – 414-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 – 699-bed hospital acquired in 2006 and expanded in 2021, and home to the only state-approved Level II Trauma Center between Bradenton and Miami
  • Two specialty hospitals
    • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida – 134-bed pediatric hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center; new 7-story facility opened in 2017; the only comprehensive children’s hospital with Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units between Tampa and Miami; home to the only Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center in the area, which has the best survival rates in the state and is one of only 11 certified RPICC in the state
    • The Rehabilitation Hospital – 60-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility located within Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Regional Cancer Center, opened in 2008 and expanded in 2018
  • Post Acute
    • 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 located throughout Southwest Florida (Coconut Point, HealthPark, Metro, Plantation, Riverwalk, Sanctuary, and Surfside)
  • Three walk-in clinics located throughout Southwest Florida (Page Field, Pine Island Road and Metro)
  • Two pediatric outpatient facilities (Naples, Port Charlotte)