This is a great day for the future of Estero and Bonita Springs.
We are pleased to announce that the same State Agency that denied Lee Health’s 2014 application for a hospital on Coconut Point, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), has approved Lee Health’s 2018 application for the necessary Certificate of Need (CON).
In an unusual twist AHCA also approved HCA’s CON application for another 100 bed hospital in Estero.
We thank you for all of your support…our letter writing campaign generated about 400 letters of support for the Lee Health application, many were cited in the application and all were attached to it…no doubt contributing to its approval.
We hope you will continue to follow this effort closely as we will probably be needing your help again as several appeals of this favorable decision are expected to be resolved over the next 18 months.
Don Eslick Lowell Gerson
ECCL Chairman ECCL Health Committee Chair