Lee Health and Babcock Ranch have sealed a deal to give the public hospital system exclusive rights to perform medical services in the new, ecologically minded community northeast of Fort Myers.
The deal, which the hospital system’s elected governing board approved Thursday, provides Lee Health these rights for the first five years and gives the organization the option to renew after another five.
“It’s a very unique opportunity,” said Dave Cato, Lee Health’s chief of outpatient services. “It’s not very often that you can partner with a community from its inception with an exciting vision and aligned goals.”
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