By Lisa Nickchen, Editorial Contributor
For nearly 30 years, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been caring for Central Florida’s kids. Now this trusted name in children’s health care is further extending its reach, bringing new and enhanced care options closer to where patients live.
“We’re taking the great work we do here at the hospital and moving it further into our communities,” says Cary D’Ortona, chief operating officer of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. “That includes our primary care network of pediatricians and specialist satellite offices as well as our renowned emergency care. And they’re all backed by the strength of the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer standard of care.”
All part of the same healthcare family, the pediatric specialists of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer work hand-in-hand supporting the providers at Orlando Health Physician Associates’ 22 pediatric primary care practices. “We also are increasing access to those specialists, with satellite offices expanding into neighborhood locations, including Maitland, Dr. Phillips, Summerport and soon the Lake County – Four Corners area,” adds D’Ortona.
The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer experience also is reaching into Orlando Health ERs, at both community hospitals and the freestanding Emergency Rooms that will begin opening across the region this year. New features here will include kid-friendly waiting areas and treatment rooms as well as dedicated pediatric teams delivering the child-centered care that has made Orlando Health Arnold Palmer a national leader. Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital will be the first hospital to offer this enhanced pediatric service later this spring.