Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital Opens New Walking Path
Public invited to utilize the mile long loop around the Ocoee campus
Ocoee, FL (January 26, 2024) – Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital would like to welcome the community to a new walking path located on campus. Orlando Health administrators, as well as local government and community leaders, held a ribbon cutting on site earlier this week to officially open the trail.
“This is exciting because it furthers our mission of serving the community,” said Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital Chief Operating Officer Joseph Khayat. “We hope it will have a positive impact on wellness for local residents, as well as our employees who will have easy access to the path while at work.”
Orlando Health collaborated with the West Orange Healthcare District, the Foundation for a Healthier West Orange and Healthy West Orange to complete the project. The paved path runs along Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital, Old Winter Garden Road, Hempel Avenue and the Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute.
“The opening of this new walking path is a wonderful addition to our city. We like to encourage our residents to lead healthy lifestyles, one step at a time,” said City of Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson.
Members of the community may park near the Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital Medical Office Building to access the path. Maps will be available at the visitor’s desk inside the hospital.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
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 one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems 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 3,429-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 25 of which are currently operational with four coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, 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 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,500 physicians.
In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.