Lee Health buys land for ASC, expansion plans: 4 key points

Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health bought land in Estero, Fla., for its expansion plans, according to News-Press.

Here are four key points:

1. Initially, Lee Health proposed building an 80-bed hospital, but state officials rejected the plan. Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System was a stark opponent on Lee Health's hospital plans.

2. The health system plans to construct a heath and wellness village on the land, including an ASC, freestanding emergency room and a wellness center, among other services.

3. The Estero expansion project costs $140 million.

4. The health and wellness village will be 163,000 square feet.

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