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Orlando Health is a private, not-for-profit network of community and specialty hospitals based in Orlando, Florida. Orlando Health comprises Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital (50 percent partnership), Orlando HealthHealth Central and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. Orlando Health is Central Florida’s fifth largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees and more than 2,000 affiliated physicians.

Orlando Health
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Geography
LocationOrlando, Florida, United States
Organization
Care systemPrivate, Not-for-Profit
Hospital typeSpecialty & Community Hospital Network
Services
Beds1,882
History
Founded1918; 101 years ago (1918)
Links
WebsiteOrlando Health
ListsHospitals in Florida

HistoryEdit

The system was founded in 1918 when the first hospital, Orange General Hospital, was opened. In 1946 the hospital name changed to Orange Memorial Hospital. In 1951 Orange Memorial became approved as a teaching hospital, one of the first in Florida.

In 1977 Orange Memorial and Holiday hospitals consolidated to form the new Orlando Regional Medical Center, in 1984 the Air Care Team was formed providing scene and interfacility air transport to the Central Florida area, and in 1985 Sand Lake Hospital was built. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women opened in 1989 and in 1991 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando was created.

In 1992 ORMC changed its corporate name to Orlando Regional Healthcare System to reflect the growing network of facilities. In the same year South Seminole Hospital joined the organization. In 1999 ORHS purchased Lucerne Hospital, and in 2000 ORHS dropped the word "System" from its name, keeping Orlando Regional Healthcare as the corporate name. In 2005 the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies was built.

In 2008 the system was rebranded to change the corporate name of the organization from Orlando Regional Healthcare to Orlando Health.

DemographicsEdit

Orlando Health serves 1.6 million Central Florida residents and several thousand international patients annually. Orlando Health is considered a disproportionate share hospital, meaning it receives special funding because it treats significant populations of indigent patients. Orlando Health is also Central Florida's only qualified participant in the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida (SNHAF). The 14 hospital systems that make up the SNHAF include the state's teaching hospitals, public hospitals and trauma centers. These organizations account for less than 10 percent of the hospitals in Florida, but provide more than 50% of the state's charity care.

FacilitiesEdit

The core campus of Orlando Health is located just south of downtown Orlando. Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center are grouped together on the main campus of Orlando Health.

  • Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  • Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
  • Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
  • Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, a medical and surgical facility
  • Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, medical/surgical community hospital in Longwood, Florida
  • Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital

The Air Care TeamEdit

ORMC is home to Central Florida's only Level 1 Trauma Center and the area's only air ambulance service, called the Air Care Team. The Air Care Team, founded in 1985, consists of three medical helicopters that service a 90-mile radius that includes 10 counties in Central Florida. Since its inception, the Air Care Team has flown over 28,000 patients and 1.8 million miles for scene and interfacility transports.

 
Air Care Team medical air ambulance

Air Care Bases

  • Communications Center - Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Air Care 1 - Kissimmee Gateway Airport
  • Air Care 2 - Leesburg International Airport
  • Air Care 3 - South Seminole Hospital

Sports SponsorshipEdit

In 2013,[1] Orlando Health became the first sponsor for the MLS expansion club Orlando City SC.[2] Their sponsorship was a carry-over partnership that was established when Orlando City SC was part of the United Soccer League Pro Division.[3]

Pediatric Associates of OrlandoEdit

On Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015,[4] Orlando Health acquired Pediatric Associates of Orlando. The pediatric group founded in 1939 has ten board-certified pediatricians and two locations, one in Orlando and one in Ocoee.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orlando City Announces It Will Maintain Primary Jersey Sponsor After Move To MLS". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  2. ^ Creditor, Avi. "Orlando City has MLS jersey sponsor in place prior to expansion announcement". Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  3. ^ "Orlando City soccer's deal with Orlando Health announced". Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  4. ^ Sentinel, Orlando. "Orlando Health acquires Pediatric Associates of Orlando". Retrieved 2015-09-28.

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