Orlando Health Set to Debut New Emergency Room at Reunion Village
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Davenport, FL (April 26, 2022) – To continue to meet the growing need for emergency services driven by Central Florida’s rapidly increasing population, Orlando Health is preparing to open its newest freestanding emergency room, the Orlando Health Emergency Room – Reunion Village. The full-service emergency room will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be fully staffed by Board-certified emergency room physicians, registered nurses, and other clinicians. Located along the I-4 corridor at 8011 Osceola Polk Line Road in Davenport, the Orlando Health Emergency Room – Reunion Village will be the seventh freestanding emergency room Orlando Health has opened since 2018.
“We don’t have to look beyond our hospital lobbies to see how the population growth in our region is increasing the demand for emergency medical services,” said Brian Wetzel, president of Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. “Facilities like this new emergency room are an integral part of our healthcare system and serve a vital role in allowing us to extend access to Orlando Health’s high-quality level of care.
The 12,000 square foot freestanding ER is designed to efficiently deliver high-quality medical services to patients seeking emergency care for serious injuries or life-threatening conditions. The facility has 11 treatment rooms, which includes a specially designed resuscitation room. Clinicians at the site will have access to an array of imaging services including ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scan, as well as a fully operational laboratory for on-site testing and results.
“There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to emergency medicine,” said Mr. Wetzel. “While it is imperative that we provide our clinical staff here at Reunion Village access to the tools and technology they’ll need to treat a multitude of emergency situations, there is no doubt that some patients will require, once assessed by our clinical team here, a level of care beyond what can be found within an emergency department. That factored in heavily to the way we designed this free-standing emergency department facility.”
Patients determined to be in need of additional care that cannot be managed entirely within an emergency department setting will have access to Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital, Orlando Health’s newest hospital that is a short transfer drive from Reunion. When patient transport is needed, an oversized ambulance bay allows the facility to accommodate multiple EMS units simultaneously and a helipad is located on-campus to allow for flight transfers to any one of Orlando Health’s in-patient, acute care hospitals.
The Orlando Health Emergency Room – Reunion Village will open to patients on May 2.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 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 Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. 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 3,200-bed system includes 16 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 FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 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 http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.