Video: State approves UCF Lake Nona Medical Center


. THE FINAL MILESTONE IS IN PLACE FOR A 1 TO $75 MILLION TEACHING HOSPITAL. THEY NOW HAVE THEIR FINAL APPROVAL WHICH CAME TODAY. THIS WILL BE IN MEDICAL CITY. WE FOUND OUT CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BEGIN THERE WITHIN A YEAR AND A HALF. Reporter: IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE MUCH NOW BUT YOU CAN SEE GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THIS TALLGRASS. WE COULD SEE CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING BY JANUARY 2019. THE LOWER — AS THE CLOCK TICKS ON THE TOWER HERE, THIS STUDENT HAS MORE TO SAY. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT MY FUTURE. Reporter: SHE IS SURE ABOUT ONE THING. THE PASSION TO HAVE ALL OF THE STUDENTS EXCEL, EVERYTHING THEY CHOOSE TO DO, IT MADE IT AN EASY CHOICE. Reporter: THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT TEACHING GO TO A HIGHER LEVEL. SKY NEWS9 FLEW OVER THE AREA, A SURGICAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CITY. THEY RECEIVED FINAL APPROVAL THIS AFTERNOON. EVERY GREAT MEDICAL SCHOOL NEEDS THE FULL SPECTRUM OF CLINICAL PRACTICE. Reporter: DEB GERMAN TELLS ME THIS WILL BE A GAME CHANGER. STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE TO LEAVE FOR RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES AND CLINICAL RESEARCH. TRAINING WILL BE EXPANDED WITH NO STATE FUNDING. WE BRING THE BRAND TO THE TABLE AND OUR PARTNER BRINGS A DOLLARS. Reporter: — HEALTHCARE IS GOING TO BE SPENDING THE $175 MILLION TO OPEN A NEW HOSPITAL. I WISH IT WAS HERE NOW.

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