With the opening of Lee Physician Group’s Outpatient Center at Surfside, 2441 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral residents and visitors now have easier access to more convenient and comprehensive care.
“We are excited about this new facility because it created an access point for care in a previously underserved area in Cape Coral,” explains Dave Cato, chief administrative officer of Outpatient Services. “By combining multiple services in one facility, we have created another ‘one-stop shop’ for patients who require more than one service.”
This new 27,400-square-foot facility includes: primary care, including internal medicine and family medicine; imaging, including MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound; Breast Health Center, which offers biopsies, needle placements, mammography, bone density testing and breast MRI; and lab draw stations.
“The Outpatient Center at Surfside is the first Lean-designed facility for Lee Memorial Health System,” Cato says. “This means that we designed the facility for optimal patient flow and efficiency, with input from staff. In this facility, we are piloting self check-in kiosks. We also built the space so care teams are in pods, which enable better communication between providers on behalf of patients.”
The space was also designed for flexibility, adaptability, and expansion capabilities. “This facility has the space and design elements so we can add additional specialty care without the need to renovate,” Cato says.
Cape Coral has the largest permanent population in Lee County. Outpatient services will continue to grow as the need for care increases. “Lee Memorial Health System will continue to expand outpatient services throughout Southwest Florida,” Cato says. “We are committed to creating convenient access for patients in order to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.”
The Outpatient Center at Surfside will be open 7a.m. – 5p.m., Mon-Fri as of Aug. 10, with plans to expand to seven days a week in October. To schedule an appointment with Lee Physician Group, call 239-481-4111 or to call Outpatient Central Scheduling, call 239-424-1499.