Congratulations to our client, Jewett Orthopedic, and to Orlando Health for achieving one of the most significant transactions in the history of Orlando’s healthcare community. Orlando Health acquires Jewett, to open $250 million orthopedic hospital made front-page headlines in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday. Steve Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax department, led the legal team representing Jewett in the innovative deal. Rounding out the team, Chris D’Amico and Jonathan Wallace assisted Looney to close the deal on December 31st. Tom Wert is also on the team handling review of the construction contract.
As mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel article, the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Hospital is slated to open in 2023 and will break ground in late spring at the southeast corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street on a 3-acre property that’s already owned by the health system. Jewett will retain its name at its clinics while adding the Orlando Health brand to its logo starting this month. Its eight locations will remain open and it will be business as usual for patients, clinic executives said.