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Orlando Health revising visitor policies in response to coronavirus

Orlando, FL (March 13, 2020) – In order to maintain a safe environment for patients, guests and team members, Orlando Health has modified its visitor policies. The new policies went into effect Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The changes are as follows:

1. Visitation at Orlando Health – Health Central Park, the organization’s skilled nursing facility in Winter Garden, has been discontinued. Orlando Health will arrange for residents to use electronic communication methods to visit with family members and friends.

2. Visitation at the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation in Ocoee has also been discontinued. Orlando Health will arrange for patients to use electronic communication methods to visit with family members and friends.

3. Visitation at Orlando Health South Lake Hospital’s SkyTop View Rehabilitation Center has been discontinued. Orlando Health will arrange for patients to use electronic communication methods to visit with family members and friends.

4. The entry location for outpatient services at the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation has been relocated to an alternate door. Signs directing patients to the new entrance are posted.

5. All visitors, including outside vendors, to all Orlando Health hospitals will be screened each time they enter the facility. If the screening identifies a symptom of concern, they will not be allowed to enter.

6. All Orlando Health hospitals are limiting the number and/or ages of visitors.

7. At Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, visitors must be over 18 years old and the same two individuals for the patient’s entire length of stay.  

These changes are in response to the growing concerns surrounding the recent coronavirus outbreak. Orlando Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care while ensuring the health and safety of patients, visitors and team members. 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.

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