Through a critical mass of clinical, academic and research facilities, Lake Nona’s Health & Life Sciences Cluster is providing the foundation to reimagine health care.
This cluster of biomedical organizations and institutions allows for the co-mingling of ideas and talent that fosters collaboration and accelerates health innovation. Also referred to as Medical City, Lake Nona’s Health & Life Sciences Cluster represents a deliberate strategy to create a centralized focus of sophisticated medical treatment, research, and education in Central Florida.
Based on the proven theory that a cluster of health care education, research and clinical facilities working together can accelerate innovation, this intellectual hub was collaboratively developed and thoughtfully planned. In less than a decade, Lake Nona’s Health & Life Sciences Cluster has become home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research centers, and health and life science companies. Medical City’s pioneering institutions are forming networks and synergies, making Lake Nona and Orlando a global destination for health and wellness research, education and care, while creating an economic development and job creation engine for the region.
Lake Nona’s Health & Life Sciences Cluster is the national site for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Simulation Center for Excellence. Located at the new Orlando VA Medical Center, SimLearn is the training and planning home for the VA’s new medical simulation system, allowing for improved care and treatment for veterans across the country.
Lake Nona’s Health & Life Sciences Cluster ‘s anchor tenants include: