The Orlando VA Medical Center dedicated its new Lake Nona-based medical center in a ceremony on May 26, which took place in front of the new medical center.

“This state of the art medical campus will serve as a place of healing for those who have served,” said Orlando VA Medical Center Director, Timothy W. Liezert. “With the opening of this innovative medical center, we are fundamentally changing the way we provide healthcare by offering new technologies and services that focus on the needs of our Veterans.”

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“This new facility enables us to provide care for our Veterans in an environment that expresses the appreciation of a grateful nation and honors those who sacrificed for us,” he said.

The new medical center includes 134 inpatient beds in addition to a 120-bed Community Living Center, and 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program Domiciliary. The hospital will provide acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, administrative and support services.

“I am truly impressed by this new VA medical center,” said NAWCTSD Technical Director, John Meyers, who attended the dedication. “It is an amazing facility that will serve our veterans here in Central Florida for many years to come.”

“While this facility is one of the finest medical centers anywhere, it is also home to one of the nation’s finest medical simulation training centers,” Meyer continued. “The Veterans Health Administration Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (VHA SimLEARN) National Simulation Center will soon be located inside the new VA Medical Center campus and offer 51,000 square feet of cutting-edge medical simulation training.”

“I congratulate the VHA on the new hospital and look forward to continuing collaborative modeling, simulation and training opportunities with the SimLEARN team when they move into their new facility early next year,” he said.