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Central Florida Regional Hospital Becomes HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2, 2022) — Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford has changed its name to HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, signaling its connection to the state’s largest collaborative health care network.  More than 450 affiliated sites of care across the state officially adopted the new HCA Florida Healthcare name on March 3. This transformation connects Lake Monroe Hospital to more than 11,000 physicians, 77,000 colleagues, 49 hospitals and more than 450 physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
“Our new hospital name is a tribute to the community where our hospital is located, affirming our commitment to caring like family,” said Trey Abshier, CEO of HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital. “While our healthcare offerings are specially curated to meet the needs of our local residents, the HCA Florida Healthcare network ensures our patients have access to innovative advances and best practices for compassionate, high-quality care, thanks to collaboration among our colleagues and physicians.”
As a comprehensive and connected network, HCA Florida Healthcare now has the unique ability to continually improve quality; expand patient access to care; address the ongoing nursing shortage; respond during times of disaster; advance diversity in healthcare; and fund and collaborate with nonprofit organizations to address high-priority community needs.
Giving Back to the Community During National Nutrition Month
As a mission-driven organization, HCA Florida Healthcare and HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital strive to address the critical needs of the community, including food insecurity. Feeding America estimates that in 2021, one in seven people and one in five children in Central Florida lived in households that may be food insecure. To help meet this need, the hospital will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida during National Nutrition Month in March to:

  • Host food drives collecting donations from colleagues and community partners to help food-insecure families throughout Central Florida.
  • Provide volunteers, including more than 40 colleagues from its affiliated hospitals, ERs and medical practices on HCA Florida Day at Second Harvest Food Bank on March 4.
  •  a communitywide donation effort to raise money for the food bank. The HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital family can be found at events throughout the community during the month of March. Community members are encouraged to find the branded Lake Monroe Hospital van, snap a picture, post it on social media with #HCAFloridaFeedingFamilies in the caption and tag HCA Florida Healthcare and HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital. For each photo shared, HCA will donate $5 to Second Harvest, up to $10,000.
  • Host a virtual fundraising opportunity benefitting the food bank. For those who wish to participate, donations can be made via the virtual food drive.
To learn more about HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, visit
About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 450 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers, offering a collaborative network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver high-quality, collaborative care to more than 6.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit

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