Orlando Health Cuts Ribbon on Newest Hospital in Central Florida

Brings In-Patient Care to one of the Fastest growing areas in the nation

WINTER GARDEN, FL (January 19, 2021) – Today Orlando Health held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest facility, the Orlando Health - Horizon West Hospital. Located in Winter Garden in the rapidly developing community of Horizon West, Orlando Health leaders, physicians and team members were on hand to celebrate the completion of the latest phase of the Horizon West medical campus. Horizon West Hospital will be the health system’s 10th acute care facility and the organization’s first newly constructed hospital in more than 15 years. 

“We’re very excited to be here today to celebrate another milestone for our Horizon West medical campus,” said Brian Wetzel, chief operating officer, Orlando Health – Horizon West Hospital. “We’ve been proud to serve the growing community of Horizon West since we opened our emergency department and medical pavilion here in 2018 and the hospital is a vital piece of our community commitment.” 

The six-story, 228,000 sq. ft. facility will initially open with 30 acute care patient beds, four surgery suites, a cath lab and imaging services including MRI, X-Ray and CT, and was constructed with the capacity to add an additional 90 patient beds, surgery suite and cath lab to meet future demands.  

“The hospital not only allows us to provide an even higher level of care to the residents who call this community home,” said Wetzel, “but we’ve built the medical campus in such a way that as Horizon West grows, our facilities can also grow to meet the inevitable growth in demand for healthcare services.” 

The hospital’s patient bed tower is adjacent to the 78,000 sq. ft. emergency department and medical pavilion Orlando Health opened on the site in September 2018. The emergency department includes 24 total patient exam rooms and six patient observation rooms and the medical pavilion features services that include primary care, family medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, laboratory, orthopedics, neurology, urology, cardiology, pharmacy, outpatient rehabilitation and a center for health improvement.  

The hospital is set to begin receiving patients on January 30. Once fully operational, the Orlando Health – Horizon West Hospital will create more than 150 new permanent healthcare jobs in phase 1 of operations. The total hospital project cost is $145 million. Orlando-based Robins & Morton Corp. is the project general contractor and HuntonBrady Architects PA is the architect. 

About Orlando Health 

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.8 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 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 is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 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 CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY19, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 2.7 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided more than $760 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 

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