Today, the Lake Nona Institute, the nonprofit organization of Tavistock Development Company that aims to inspire healthy, sustainable communities of the future, announced a partnership with Florida Hospital to further advance its health and wellness initiatives within Tavistock’s innovative, best-selling Orlando community, Lake Nona. Lake Nona is home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and is recognized as a global model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community according to the Global Wellness Institute.
The Lake Nona Institute is researching and analyzing information on human, physical, and environmental elements in real-time to better understand the interaction and effects of the built environment and lifestyle behaviors on human wellbeing. Through the partnership, Florida Hospital will participate in several of Lake Nona’s current health and wellness research initiatives, including:
- Lake Nona Impact Forum, an annual thought leadership forum that aims to unlock innovation, advance quality of life and move the needle on health care, globally
- Lake Nona Life Project, a groundbreaking, multi-generational study that focuses on better understanding communities and the factors that lead to better overall health
- WHIT, Lake Nona’s Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology, that serves as an incubator for development of forward-thinking home health technologies
“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Florida Hospital on our promising research projects, and look forward to the many collaborative opportunities that will arise with our innovative partners – all of whom have come to Lake Nona to push the limits and make a lasting, positive impact so that we many all have a chance at a better, healthier tomorrow,” said Gloria Caulfield, executive director of the Lake Nona Institute.
Known for its culture of innovation and collaboration, Lake Nona is globally recognized as a ‘living lab’ with multiple onsite initiatives and organizations whose common goal is to improve our overall health and wellbeing. Florida Hospital joins this notable group of innovators, including Cisco, Delos, GE, GuideWell Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions, Siemens, and Technogym.
Florida Hospital is known for its spirit of innovation and enthusiastic collaboration with many partners to improve the health of our community, and to transform the way that health care is delivered. Florida Hospital looks forward to adding its HelloWell platform to the health-care innovations on display at the WHIT house. In addition, Florida Hospital will be deeply involved with the Life Project, which aligns with the organization’s focus on adopting healthy habits, the importance of preventive care and population health. Florida Hospital was pleased to participate in last year’s forum and will do more in 2018.
“We are honored to join a prestigious group of partners who have committed to advance health and wellness. Together with our resources and complementary initiatives, we believe we will change the future of health care, and create a healthier future for generations to come in this living lab Tavistock has built from scratch at Lake Nona,” said Rick Wassel, vice president, Strategic Innovation & Partnering for the Florida Division of Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital.