Lee Memorial Health System to add more than 200 beds to local hospital


LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Overcrowding, hour-long wait times, patients lining the hallways. WINK News has reported on problems at Southwest Florida hospitals for months.

WINK News confirms Lee Memorial Health System plans to add 275 beds to Gulf Coast Medical Center to help with the unprecedented growth and demand for services.

Hospital president Jim Nathan will ask for approval to hire architects and consultants at the board of directors meeting on Thursday.

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