Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), a 808-bed hospital in downtown Orlando specializes in trauma, critical care, emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics and neurosciences. One of the state's six major teaching hospitals and the corporation's flagship medical center, we offer graduate medical education in seven specialties.
ORMC is proud to be home to Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center. Our leading edge technology and expertise in oncology, surgery, heart, vascular, stroke, neurosciences and orthopedics allow us to provide comprehensive care to the most critically-ill or -injured patients throughout our community.
ORMC meets the growing health care needs of our community, providing a wide range of medical services and numerous specialty centers. These include memory disorder, epilepsy and the Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute (OHRI), the esteemed Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (BIRC), and outpatient surgery services.
Our services offered include:
ORMC is affiliated with Orlando Health Cancer Institute, which provides Central Florida with one of the region’s most comprehensive and specialized cancer programs – from screening and early detection, to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Led by board-certified intensivist, ORMC’s Critical Care units provide patients with intense treatment, close monitoring, and patient-focused care. Care is provided through professionals from various disciplines, including specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, case managers and chaplains. The Critical Care units are equipped with the latest and most advanced monitoring technology available, including the only robot-assisted monitoring unit in the area. The RP-7 robot has a human-like stature with a video monitor acting as a face, and is located in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Using a special laptop, a specially trained physician controls the robot’s digital cameras to zoom and focus on a patient to help determine the best course of treatment. This method is often used to reduce potential infection and allows physicians to virtually be in two places at once.
ORMC is home to Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center, which offers a level of expertise and care beyond that of a typical emergency department. ORMC is also home to the area’s only air ambulance service. The Air Care Team, founded in 1985, is comprised of three medical helicopters that service a 90-mile radius that includes 10 counties in Central Florida. Since its inception, the Air Care Team has flown over 19,000 patients and 1.2 million accident-free miles on their rescue and transport missions. ORMC is widely known for its Level 1 Trauma Center, which sees more than 85,000 patients per year including 3,400 major trauma cases. ORMC’s life-saving surgical and medical care is available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ORMC is one of the state's six major teaching hospitals and the only designated teaching hospital in Central Florida. ORMC offers seven ACGME-accredited residency programs: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics and Surgical Education. ORMC also offers ten fellowship programs: Administrative/Research, Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasound, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Colon Rectal Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Trauma. Medical students from universities across the country, including Florida State University, University of Florida and University of South Florida, come to ORMC to complete their medical education and training.
ORMC is one of the most advanced and comprehensive centers for heart and vascular medicine in Florida. ORMC utilizes the latest technology and treatments for fighting heart and vascular disease, and offers diagnostic and interventional procedures, surgery and rehabilitation. ORMC’s Heart and Vascular Center provides:
- Comprehensive heart care
- Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Minimally Invasive procedures
- Non-invasive procedures
- Support groups
ORMC offers services to diagnosis and treat neurological disorders. Neuroscience is a specialized area of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the neurological system (i.e., brain, spinal cord, nerves). ORMC has one of the state’s only Memory Disorder Centers, a dedicated Stroke Center and a variety of experts knowledgeable in treating epilepsy, brain aneurysms, multiple sclerosis, spine disorders and brain tumors. ORMC also offers a specialized continuum of care for patients with brain and spinal cord injuries to take them from diagnosis through rehabilitation and into recovery. Areas of specialty include:
- Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center (BIRC)
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Epilepsy Care
- Memory Disorder Center
- Parkinson’s Disease Management
- Neuro-Oncology Center (brain tumors)
- Spine Care
- Stroke Center
ORMC’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program offers diagnosis and treatment for patients with bone or joint pain. These programs focus on therapeutic services in general orthopedics, joint replacement, physical rehabilitation, orthopedic trauma, hand and upper extremity surgery, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and surgery of the spine. Services at ORMC include minimally invasive joint replacement, bilateral hip replacement to arthroscopy surgery. ORMC offers the following diagnostic and therapeutic services:
- General orthopedics
- Joint replacement
- Physical rehabilitation
- Orthopedic trauma
- Hand and upper extremity surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Sports medicine
The Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute (OHRI), located on the downtown campus of ORMC, offers a continuum of rehabilitation services to patients and healthcare providers. The OHRI focuses on the rehabilitation of patients following episodes of hospitalization and to prevent acute episodes of future hospitalization. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center (BIRC) and the Spinal Cord Center are a part of OHRI. The OHRI team of rehabilitation clinicians includes physical therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, registered dietitians, spiritual care professionals, neuropsychologists and recreational therapists who work together to help each patient reach or exceed rehabilitation potential. This clinical team also includes two physiatrists (doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation) as well as access to doctors in all areas as needed by patients. In addition, OHRI provides social work and case management services, providing support to the patient and family/caregiver throughout the patient’s stay, and facilitating a safe and effective transition into the community after discharge. The rehabilitation program offers:
- Adolescent orthopedics
- Amputee care
- Balance/Vestibular dysfunction
- Biomotion functional capacity evaluation
- Brain injury rehabilitation
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Community outreach
- Ergonomic/Work station assessments
- Hand rehabilitation
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Spinal cord rehabilitation
- Sports medicine
- Wheelchair evaluation/fitting
The surgical team at ORMC utilizes innovative approaches, including minimally invasive surgeries that use tiny incisions to image-guided technologies that enhance precision for selective procedures. ORMC is equipped with two Endovascular Surgery Suite Operating rooms that are designed to create the optimal operating environment for the surgeon, staff and patient. ORMC also uses the da Vinci® Surgical System. This robotic system offers the latest advancement for minimally invasive incisions which decreases blood loss, and helps ensure shorter recovery periods. For patients needing thoracic surgery or prostate or gynecological treatment, the da Vinci System may be an alternative to traditional surgery. Surgery areas of specialty include:
- Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Emergency surgery
- General surgery
- Laser surgery
- Minimally invasive and laparoscopic
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat Surgery)
- Plastic surgery
- Robot-assisted surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Thoracic surgery
- Weight loss surgery (Bariatric)
The expert staff at the Orthopedic Faculty Practice is trained in Orthopedic Traumatology, as well as orthopedic surgery including sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement and hip resurfacing.