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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Lee Health Acute Care Hospitals Fast Facts

Cape Coral Hospital

  • Cape Coral Hospital, a 291-bed health care hub, provides a wide range of services to the community, from expansive emergency department, inpatient and outpatient services, critical care, women’s services, surgical services, and many services supporting safe transition to home and post-acute care.  
  • Fast Facts:
    • Number of Beds: 303
    • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 100,000+
    • Number of Physicians: 600+
    • Number of Employees: 1,200+
    • Number of Volunteers: 1,000+

Special Recognition:

  • First hospital in the state to achieve the 4 Star Award of “Florida Quest for Quality Maternity Care Award” Baby Steps to a Baby-Friendly Hospital.
  • First hospital in the U.S. to implement Veterans Visitation Program with American Red Cross.
  • First community hospital in Florida to receive the Governor’s Sterling Award, which recognizes organizations that have successfully achieved performance excellence.
  • 2023-2026: Achieved national award through Emergency Nurses Associated known as the Lantern Award for innovation with Emergency Care.
  • 2022: Achieved national award for Stroke Care through Emergency Nurses Association with Pit Stop with TPA in CT Scan.
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center with DNV.
  • Get with the Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Role Elite Plus 3 years running.
  • 2023 Get with the Guidelines – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • DNV Hip and Knee Center of Excellence.
  • NICHE certification: Nurses Improving the Healthcare of System Elders.
  • 4-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Leapfrog A Rated Hospital. 
  • Healthgrades Top Box Pulmonary and GI Services.
  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals three years in a row.
  • Top 100 Hospitals two years in a row for Premier Inc. (fka Truven 100 Top).
  • Second in the nation to feature ARTIS Icono ceiling angio system (ARTIS Icono ceiling system) for image-guided procedures.

Gulf Coast Medical Center

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center serving Lee County and the surrounding areas, houses the Neuroscience Institute, orthopedic and oncology services, an accredited comprehensive stroke center, colorectal, vascular and general surgery. The hospital offers 24/7 access to emergency care and minimally invasive catheter procedures to treat stroke and a has recently underwent a new expansion that features a floor dedicated to inpatient cancer care.
  • Expansion:
    • Added three stories and 216 patient beds.
      • Expansion was opened two months ahead of schedule to help Lee Health meet the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • A new north tower with 54 ICU beds will be opening in 2021.
    • Convenient parking, expanded radiology department, pharmacy and laboratory.
    • Regional Cancer Center – dedicated floor giving patients and families access to treatment options in one place, with amenities designed for maximum comfort, and the latest technology.
  • Fast Facts:
    • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 209,828
    • Number of Licensed Beds: 699
    • Number of Private Rooms: 584
    • Number of Stroke Beds: 90
    • Number of ED Beds: 70, Including 4 Trauma Bays and 8 Fast-Track Rooms
    • Number of Operating Rooms: 22
    • Number of Skilled Nursing Unit Beds in Building Adjacent to Hospital: 75

Special Recognition:

  • Earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Stroke Center designation.
  • 4-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

HealthPark Medical Center

  • HealthPark Medical Center provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, from cardiology (heart health) and OB/GYN (women's health), to rehab and radiology. HealthPark Medical Center also includes a full-service emergency care center (ER), open 24/7. The primary location for Lee Health's cardiac program and a designated Chest Pain Center
  • Fast Facts:
    • Number of Beds: 461
    • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 55,000+
    • Number of Newborn Deliveries: 6100+
    • Number of Physicians: 1,000+
    • Number of Employees: 1,600+
    • Number of Volunteers: 1,000+

Special Recognition:

  • “A” grade for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
  • "100 Top Hospitals" for cardiology and intensive care in the country
  • Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals named by IBM Watson Health
  • First hospital in SWFL to perform minimally invasive VATS lung lobectomy procedure, and has the only Structural Heart Program in the region.
  • 5-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Lee Memorial Hospital

  • Lee Memorial has a 24/7 ER with exceptionally trained staff, and houses the Rehabilitation Hospital. A mainstay in our community for more than 100 years, Lee Memorial has a rich history of serving our communities.
  • Fast Facts:
    • Number of Beds: 336 Acute Care, 60 Rehabilitation and 18 SNU
    • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 21,000+
    • Number of Physicians: 1750+
    • Number of Employees: 1200+
    • Number of Volunteers: 175+

Special Recognition:

  • Heart care: LMH is a designated Chest Pain Center, accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).
  • Stroke care: The Agency of Health Care Administration designated LMH as a Certified Primary Stroke Center.
  • 5-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – top 14%.
  • DNV accredited Orthopedic Center of Excellence in hip, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle.
  • Leapfrog Grade A facility.