The Lee Health board of directors approved updated plans to build a new medical campus and health care destination in the city of Fort Myers on Challenger Boulevard. Tentatively known as Lee Health Fort Myers, the property will be on 52 acres between Colonial Boulevard and Winkler Avenue. The new campus will be built in phases over several years. The board of directors was presented with a Revised Phase 1 Scope for Lee Health Fort Myers on Sept. 14, which includes gradual relocation of key Lee Memorial Hospital programs, ambulatory service offerings and new community access. Although approved for as many as 400 acute care beds, Lee Health anticipates that in the immediate future the campus will include an acute care hospital with approximately 120 beds, a skilled nursing facility, specialty services, a total of 18 operating rooms on campus, an emergency department and observation rooms. The state-of-the-art health care campus will house ancillary and social services, as well as a medical office building. Lee Memorial Hospital will continue to offer clinical services, including an emergency department, inpatient beds and surgical services for the Fort Myers community and downtown area through September 2027.