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I've heard rumors of a hospital being built on campus. From a very reliable source, I heard that that hospital would be a VA hospital. Of course, this won't be official until UCF wins over the Board of Governors in the fight for the medical school (which most faculty are farely confident we will). In the mean time, this post will be kept separate from UCF projects. It's an expensive venture that will either transform the shut down naval base into a somewhat vibrant medical community or blossom in the rapidly advancing/growing UCF biomedical research sector (let's hope for the later).

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint venture team involving RLF and Ellerbe Becket has been selected to design a new medical center in Orlando for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project includes a new 500,000 s.f. hospital with an additional 200,000 s.f. of renovated space.

The new 120-bed hospital will provide a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services to veterans in Central Florida where there is an increasing demand for primary and specialty care, and a need for acute care beds.

The decision to begin design is a result of the VA CARES program, a planning process to ensure that veterans

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