Orlando Health

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Orlando Health
Orlando Health logo.svg
Location Orlando, Florida, United States
Care systemPrivate, Not-for-Profit
TypeSpecialty & Community Hospital Network
Opened1918; 102 years ago (1918)
Website Orlando Health
Lists Hospitals in Florida

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.


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. That same year, ORHS began co-owning South Seminole Hospital with Healthtrust. [1] In 1997, ORHS purchased a 49% share in Leesburg Regional Medical Center. [2]

In 1999, ORHS purchased Lucerne Hospital. [3] The following year, 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. [4]

In 2008, the system was rebranded to change the corporate name of the organization from Orlando Regional Healthcare to Orlando Health. [5]


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.


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 - South Lake Hospital

The Air Care Team

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 35,000 patients and 2.5 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 Sponsorship

In 2013, [6] Orlando Health became the first sponsor for the MLS expansion club Orlando City SC. [7] Their sponsorship was a carry-over partnership that was established when Orlando City SC was part of the United Soccer League Pro Division. [8]

Pediatric Associates of Orlando

On Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015, [9] 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.


  1. ^ Burda, David (1995-06-19). "SUIT OVER FLORIDA HOSPITAL ON HOLD". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  2. ^ Scott, Monica (19 April 1998). "ORLANDO REGIONAL BUYS INTO LRMC". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  3. ^ Pack, Todd (28 June 1999). "PURCHASE OF LUCERNE SEWS UP ORHS' NO. 1 SPOT". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  4. ^ "Orlando Regional Healthcare announces name of new hospital". Orlando Business Journal. 17 March 2005.
  5. ^ "Orlando Regional Healthcare becomes Orlando Health". Orlando Business Journal. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  6. ^ "Orlando City Announces It Will Maintain Primary Jersey Sponsor After Move To MLS". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  7. ^ Creditor, Avi. "Orlando City has MLS jersey sponsor in place prior to expansion announcement". Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  8. ^ "Orlando City soccer's deal with Orlando Health announced". Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  9. ^ Sentinel, Orlando. "Orlando Health acquires Pediatric Associates of Orlando". Retrieved 2015-09-28.

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