Orlando Health Names Dr. Jason Atienza as Chief Quality Officer for Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute
Orlando, FL (September 28, 2023) – Jason Atienza, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been named chief quality officer for Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute, the first free-standing comprehensive medical rehabilitation facility in Orange County.
“We are fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Atienza’s caliber leading our quality management efforts. Dr. Atienza has a passion for neurologic rehabilitation and is committed to working with the interdisciplinary team to identify opportunities that drive improvements in quality of care, outcomes and patient experience,” said Annette Seabrook, MPT, MHA, FACHE, president of Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Atienza will continue in his role as medical director, Advanced Rehabilitation Institute and corporate medical director, Rehabilitation Medicine. As a physician leader, Dr. Atienza has been critical in creating the vision for the Advanced Rehabilitation Institute and in driving growth of the rehabilitation program. Dr. Atienza has been with Orlando Health for over eight years serving on multiple committees, including Neuroscience Institute executive council physician member, corporate Bioethics Committee co-chair, Partners In Care physician engagement program co-founder, and the Post Acute Physicians Council co-chair. He also serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Florida.
Dr. Atienza is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine, completed an internship in internal medicine at University of California-San Francisco and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Dr. Atienza is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute will open next month as a 54-bed inpatient facility (with the capacity to expand rapidly to 90 beds) distinctively designed to provide high-quality post-acute care for patients requiring medical and rehabilitative services. The current CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation program at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center will relocate to this new site later this year.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 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 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 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 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 4,750 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 1,200 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.