Orlando Health program to launch in February 2023
Orlando, FL (November 7, 2022) Orlando Health has received approval from the state Agency for Health Care Administration to provide acute hospital-level care in adult patients’ homes.
Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home launches in February 2023. The program will be available to Orlando Health patients who meet specific clinical criteria determined by emergency department and hospital staff. Medical conditions that can be cared for safely in a home-based program include cellulitis, COPD, asthma, UTI, heart failure, COVID-19, pneumonia and gastroenteritis.
“Hospital Care at Home introduces another option for Orlando Health patients to receive high-quality care in an environment that best facilitates their recovery,” said Jamal Hakim, MD, chief operating officer Orlando Health. “Patients with certain acute conditions can be treated in the comfort of their home with the same level of care and monitoring they would receive within the walls of our hospitals.”
The Orlando Health program is the first in Central Florida to be approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is an expansion of a federal initiative created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase hospital capacity and maximize resources.
This enhanced care model uses portable technology that connects patients to the Orlando Health Patient Care Hub for 24/7 remote monitoring and virtual care by nurses and providers, in addition to in-person nursing check-ins daily.
Acute care registered nurses interested in learning more about Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home job opportunities are invited to join a virtual hiring event on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 from noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.orlandohealth.com/hiringevent
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.
The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.
In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.