New floor includes 48 private rooms for surgical patients
Orlando, FL (February 07, 2020) – Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital recently unveiled its new $20 million expansion on the hospital’s fifth floor, which was designed to provide additional space to facilitate the growing community and enhance the quality of care for surgical patients.
The new space, which prior to the build out was a shell space created after a renovation project in 2008, includes a comfortable family lounge and 48 state-of-the-art private rooms that feature spectacular lakefront and International Drive views. Additionally, the floor boasts a Joint Camp classroom for educating patients and their loved ones before and after surgery, and a separate rehabilitation gym to support recovery.
The expansion increases the total number of hospital beds from 237 to 285. It adds 42,000 square feet to the hospital and provides a modern space for all surgical patients.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the fifth floor was held on Feb. 7 and attended by Orlando Health team members, business and community leaders. At the ceremony, Thibaut van Marcke, president of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital stated that the development builds on the hospital’s longstanding approach to delivering superior care and supporting the needs of the community.
“We’re excited to open our new addition as this expansion plays a critical role in providing greater access to health care and more efficient services to the community we serve,” van Marcke said.
Located in southwest Orlando, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has been serving the local community, as well as visitors from across the United States and around the world for over 25 years. Last year, the hospital had 15,575 acute care admissions which was an increase from 13,794 in 2016. The new floor will increase capacity by 20 percent and allow the hospital to expand in other service areas.
“Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has seen tremendous growth, particularly over the last two years with significant increases in surgeries and hospital admissions,” van Marcke added. “This expansion is in response to the ongoing growth in southwest Orlando and in the tourism industry.”
The new floor will open to the public later this month. Construction began in June 2019. The architect for the project was Dallas-based HKS. The general contractor was Southfield, Michigan-based Barton Malow Co.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $5.6 billion of assets under management. The system spans nine Florida counties with nearly 450 locations that include 13 wholly-owned or affiliated hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer centers, heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, more than 300 physician offices for adults and pediatrics, and 11 urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. In FY18, Orlando Health served approximately 167,000 inpatients, more than 2.7 million outpatients, and more than 20,000 international patients. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. Nearly 3,600 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with nearly 20,500 employees. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $620 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.