Aquila Healthcare Unveils Nursing Unit Designed for Post-Acute Rehab

By Roxanne Squires

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Stevens Construction has completed a 57,000-square-foot, post-acute care skilled nursing unit for Lee Health, as announced by Company President, Mark Stevens.

Developed by Aquila Healthcare Development, Lee Health is leasing the three-story, 75-bed medical facility, which provides post-acute services for patients needing short-term medical recovery and rehabilitation after their hospital stays. 

Based out of Gateway, Fla., integrated architectural, interiors, lean, branding, and surfaces company, Studio+, designed the nursing unit with a home-like approach.

The facility consists of three separate units each housing an open concept living room, kitchen, nurse station and 25 private patient beds with convenient access to the occupational and physical therapy rooms.

The Skilled Nursing Unit features a 3,000-square-foot therapy gym incorporating the latest technology and equipment, and a wellness garden with lush landscaping and herb planting stations.

Gulf Coast Medical Center’s new Skilled Nursing Unit is specifically intended to accommodate high acuity short-term patient needs.

This brand new, state-of-the-art facility benefits from Gulf Coast Medical Center’s award-winning, high performing environment and offers an exceptional patient-centered, service-oriented approach that will truly redefine the perceptions of skilled nursing.

Construction began on the nursing unit in November 2017 and reached completion in early 2019.

About Aquila Healthcare Development

Aquila Healthcare Development delivers turn-key real estate solutions which provide patient-centered and state-of-the-art healthcare environments to support long-term strategy for healthcare clients. 

About Stevens Construction

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit 

Reports from Stevens Construction and Lee Health contributed to this story.