December 18, 2015, CLERMONT, FLORIDA — Summer Bay Development, the developer of the Exploria Resorts portfolio, today donated an 11-acre land parcel in south Lake County to South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health.

“This land donation is a tremendous gift to the south Lake County community,” commented John Moore, South Lake Hospital president. “Thanks to the generosity of Summer Bay Development and Mr. Joe H. and Loretta Scott, we will be able to continue to meet the healthcare needs of this growing area today and well into the future.”

“This donation mirrors our mission statement to positively impact their (employees’) lives and the communities in which we do business,” commented Paul Caldwell, Exploria Resorts president/CEO. “The health and well-being of our 600+ Exploria Resorts team members and their families was the driving force behind the land donation to South Lake Hospital.”

The 11-acre parcel is located on Highway 27 near the intersection of U.S. Route 192 and is the anchor of the larger 90-acre Southlake Commons Development Project, which will also include apartments, restaurants and professional offices.

South Lake Hospital is currently evaluating the range of healthcare services that will be offered and expects to announce their plans after the first of the year.


“We are in the process of finalizing our plans to ensure that we offer the services needed in this community,” commented Moore. “We look forward to sharing the complete vision of the Joe H. and Loretta Scott Health Pavilion soon. Today, we want to express our gratitude to Summer Bay Development and the Scott’s for their commitment to the well-being of the residents of south Lake County.”

About Exploria Resorts

The Exploria Resorts brand was created as an evolution of Summer Bay Resorts, building upon more than 20 years of proven success as a diversified hospitality, development and management company which has operated marketing and sales operations to support the collection of resorts and hotels in Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. The Exploria Resorts flagship property, Summer Bay Orlando in Clermont, FL, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, was established in 1995 by St. Louis, Missouri-based developers Joe and Loretta Scott Sr. The 350+ acre property situated on an 80-acre spring-fed lake includes 648 condo-style accommodations, 27 individual homes, and a high-rise luxury vacation product, home of The Presidential Level, an RCI/ Registry Collection designated vacation experience which features 48 luxury condo-style accommodations.

For more information about Exploria Resorts and Club Exploria, visit http://www.exploriaresorts.com.

About South Lake Hospital

South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, includes a 170-bed non-profit hospital, Centre for Women’s Health, LiveWell Fitness Center, National Training Center, South Lake Endoscopy Center, South Lake Surgery Center, SkyTop View Rehabilitation Center and campus partners Special Olympics Florida, Brandy Johnson Global Gymnastics and several medical office buildings.  South Lake Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the South Lake community since 1947 and employs 1,500 team members and has over 300 physicians on its medical staff.  The hospital focuses on preventative healthcare through health, education and fitness programming.

For more information please visit www.SouthLakeHospital.com.

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Exploria Resorts Media Contact:

Wendy Slater, Sr. Manager, Brand Services & Corporate Communications.
Email: wslater@exploriaresorts.com Phone: 352.432.2323, ext. 9419

South Lake Hospital Media Contact:

Kim Couch, Community Relations
Email: kim.couch@orlandohealth.com
Phone: 352.267.0721