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Orlando Health Announces Plans for $160 Million Children's Pavilion to Improve Pediatric Care Coordination in Central Florida

Orlando Health Children’s Pavilion Set to Open in Early 2026

Orlando, FL (September 25, 2023) – Orlando Health is pleased to announce plans to build the region’s first and only advanced facility to provide coordinated specialized care for children and families. Anticipated to open in 2026, the Orlando Health Children’s Pavilion, which will be located across from Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, will transform outpatient pediatric care in Central Florida.

As the largest single project undertaken in its history, the Orlando Health Foundation is leading the campaign to raise the project's total $160 million cost through community support.

When a child experiences an injury, illness or is diagnosed with a chronic or complex medical condition, families often spend countless hours in transit – shuffling to and from multiple offices, multiple days a week. The new six-story facility will bring over 30 pediatric specialties together under one roof, enhancing care collaboration and improving the patient and family experience. Services will include:

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Complex Care and Transition
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • General Surgery
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Hematology
  • Imaging
  • Infectious Diseases & Immunology
  • Infusion Services
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Spina Bifida
  • Urology

“Without question, the Orlando Health Children’s Pavilion project is innovative and efficient. But it’s more than just that – it’s essential,” said Justin Williams, Assistant Vice President, Orlando Health and Interim President of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. “The bottom line is it’s the right thing to do for the children and families we serve.”

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has provided skilled, compassionate care to the children of Central Florida for more than 30 years. More than a building, this additional location to provide care expands the hospital’s state-of-the-art services, increases patient access, and includes space for program growth and development.

“When we needed critical support to build the first specialty hospital in our region, this community came alongside us. Now, more than 30 years later, we are calling on our Central Florida family to help make the vision of the Children’s Pavilion a reality,” said John W. Bozard, president of the Orlando Health Foundation.

On September 13, many of the original donors who helped build Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, along with other major gift supporters throughout our history, gathered to learn more about the project. This first look at the plans for the pavilion reignited their passion for supporting children’s healthcare in Central Florida. In addition to a generous donation from Dr. Phillips Charities, the project has received other multi-million-dollar gifts from individual donors. More information about the Orlando Health Children’s Pavilion will be shared as the project and fundraising efforts progress.

 

About Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a 156-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in the area, and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatric patients. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.

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