SunTrust Celebrates 80-Year Affiliation with $250,000 Philanthropic Investment in Orlando Health

SunTrust is one of Orlando Health’s oldest and most valued relationships.


Kena Lewis, APR
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Orlando, Fla. — Orlando Health, a community-based network of physician practices, multiple hospitals and care centers in Central Florida, announced today that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has underscored its 80-year affiliation with a $250,000 donation for a new patient tower.

The gift was presented by SunTrust Chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr. during a visit to Orlando Health. The donation supports Orlando Regional Medical Center’s new redesign and renovation project — the largest in Orlando Health’s history — which is currently under construction.

“At SunTrust, we believe that when you build your communities, you build your bank,” said Rogers. “We have been proud to serve as the primary bank for Orlando Health, and with this donation, we acknowledge its excellence in serving the healthcare needs of Central Florida residents and visitors. We are proud to be a trusted partner as Orlando Health introduces a new model of patient care.”

“SunTrust is one of Orlando Health’s oldest and most valued relationships. Since 1934, SunTrust has served as steadfast business partners and valued philanthropic investors. We would not be the same organization today without its long history of partnering,” said Jamal Hakim, MD, interim president and CEO, Orlando Health.

David Fuller, president and CEO, Central Florida Division, SunTrust Bank and Orlando Health Foundation board member added, “Ensuring that Central Florida’s residents have access to quality health care is critical for the success of our region. As Orlando Health begins the countdown to its centennial in 2018 and prepares for the next 100 years serving our community, we are proud to invest in this important expansion.” 

Last month, Orlando Health announced it will remain independent and launch a national search for a CEO.


Orlando Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) redesign and renovation project will allow the hospital to foster a new patient experience, including greater accessibility to clinical experts, more coordinated and collaborated care, advanced diagnostics and more timely results.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization with more than 2,400 beds serving Central Florida and beyond. Consisting of eight wholly-owned or affiliated hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Orlando Health has 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. They are: Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC); Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center; Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital; Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital; Orlando Health South Lake Hospital; affiliate, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

The organization includes Orlando Health Medical Group and Orlando Health Physician Associates, two of the region’s largest multi-specialty practices; a renowned cancer center – Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center (with free-standing sites in downtown Orlando, the Dr. Phillips community in southwest Orlando, Lake Mary, Ocoee and Clermont); four outpatient surgery centers; 10 wholly-owned, affiliated or partnership urgent care centers; and a majority interest in an entity operating five outpatient imaging centers.

More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who support our philosophy of providing high-quality care and service that revolves around patients’ needs. Orlando Health proves this everyday with more than 112,000 inpatient admissions, more than 2.4 million outpatient visits and more than 10,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $182.6 billion and total deposits of $133.3 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is