By Gail Kalinoski
Anchor Health Properties, a national, full-service healthcare real estate development, management and acquisitions company, is partnering with The Villages community in central Florida to develop The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood, a 285,000-square-foot multi-specialty building that will be connected to a 150-key hotel, conference center and spa.
The project is slated to break ground in early 2018 and will take about two years to complete. The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood will be built on a 31-acre site in The Villages Brownwood Paddock Square Town Center. It will be integrated with the Brownwood Hotel and Spa, which will have 10,000 square feet of conference space, a multipurpose courtyard for meetings and events and a restaurant run by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
“We are thrilled to be part of this project, which is a continuation of our long-term relationship with The Villages Health. This project will extend the mission of The Villages Health to provide high-quality, patient-centered care that is accessible to the community,” Paula Crowley, chairman of Charlottesville, Va.,-based Anchor Health Properties, said in a prepared statement.
Anchor Health Properties began working with The Villages Health in 2011, when the company helped to develop a primary care model that changed delivery of service to patients within the community, home to than 120,000 residents and one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
The center will have more than 25 clinical specialties such as oncology, imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology and plastic surgery, along with an ambulatory surgery and rehab surgery center. Other specialties represented will include cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, general urology and rheumatology. A retail pharmacy and lab will also be part of the facility.
The managing operator of the hotel and spa is AHC + Hospitality of Grand Rapids, Mich. The architect for the project is Earl Swensson Associates of Nashville, Tenn.
In July, Anchor Health Properties opened its first West Coast office in San Diego and also acquired Fletcher Parkway Medical Center, an 82,024-square-foot medical office building in the San Diego suburb of La Mesa, Calif. The asset is adjacent to the campus of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital and features tenants such as Sharp Healthcare and United Healthcare Group.