Orlando Health announces new name for cardiovascular services – Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 1, 2020) --- Orlando Health cardiovascular services have a new name - Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute (from Orlando Health Heart Institute). The new name reflects the multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiovascular professionals, and the comprehensive care provided to patients throughout the state. The renaming is effective October 1, 2020.

In addition to the institute name change, all practices will share the name of Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute (from Orlando Health Heart Institute Cardiology Group, Orlando Health Heart Institute Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Group, and Orlando Health Heart Institute Vascular Surgery Group).

“We opened as the heart institute in 2011 to create a new model of integrated patient care,” said Cindy Reed, assistant vice president, Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute. “Our commitment to build upon our care model remains steadfast. Our guiding principles for enhancing patient outcomes and patient experience revolve around streamlining access to clinical experts and sophisticated technology, coordinated and collaborative care, timely appointments and test results, and a customized environment designed around individual patient needs.”

The Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute has grown to include more than 70 physicians and 24 locations in Florida across Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties.

“We will continue to revolutionize cardiovascular care across Central Florida by bringing together physicians, surgeons and clinical staff, and providing advanced diagnostic services, the latest nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options, supportive patient education and innovative research,” said Farhan Khawaja, MD, president, Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.5 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 its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult and Pediatric 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 is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY19, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 2.7 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided more than $760 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. Additional information can be found at

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