History

History

In 1965, the hospital was built and began serving the community of Lehigh Acres, located 20 miles east of Fort Myers. As a result of the increase in residents and visitors, the hospital expanded in 1971. And, in December of 1983, our modern 88-bed hospital opened with state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated team of employees, nurses and physicians. On December 1, 2001 the hospital was renamed Lehigh Regional Medical Center to better reflect the hospital’s role in providing quality, compassionate care to eastern Lee County and Hendry County.

Through long-range planning and attentiveness to community and patient needs, Lehigh Regional Medical Center continues its goal of providing needed services to our community. Lehigh Regional Medical Center is actively involved in community organizations, special events, school system activities, and charitable causes in the Lehigh Acres area.

More than 100 physicians belong to Lehigh Regional Medical Center's medical staff providing all major medical and surgical specialties. They practice individualized, high quality health care. A number of new physicians have been recruited to the community to complement the already existing medical staff including cardiologists, orthopedic and general surgeons, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, internists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists, urologists and other specialties. Lehigh Regional Medical Center offers our community 24-hour emergency services, utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in radiology, nuclear medicine, laboratory, pharmacy, cardiopulmonary, CAT Scan, MRI, rehab services, and mammography. The hospital has four surgical suites and is equipped to perform both major and minor types of surgery. In 1996, a new medical office was built adjacent to the hospital.

In an effort to provide a significant contribution to the senior citizens of Lehigh, Lehigh Regional Medical Center partnered with the Lee County Government to assume the management of the Lehigh Acres Senior Center. In concert with our quest for continuous quality improvement, the hospital competed at the District V Sterling Quality Conference and won the area award - the first time this was accomplished by the healthcare industry in Florida. The hospital then competed in the Florida State competition and won the State’s award for Greatest Organizational Impact. Always keeping the needs of the community at the forefront, in 1998 the hospital’s Emergency Room was completely renovated from a four-room unit to a nine-bed state-of-the art Emergency Services Department. Hospital-wide remodeling and renovation is still underway. Recent additions to services include the Wound Care Center, Hospitalist Program, a stress lab, and renovated luxury sleep lab.