General Surgery Facilities

General Surgery Residency Facilities

Orlando Health is a 1,780 bed system consisting of 8 hospitals:

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center (Main Campus)
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies
  • Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
  • Dr. Phillips Hospital (Private General Surgery Rotation)
  • South Seminole Hospital (PGY 5 rotation only)
  • South Lake Hospital (No resident rotations)
  • Health Central (No resident rotations)

General Surgery Residents spend the majority of their time at ORMC and Arnold Palmer Hospital. All of the call responsibilities are at the ORMC campus

Hospital facts:

Orlando Regional Medical Center

  • 808-bed tertiary medical center
  • Addition of new state of the art facilities with opening of New Tower in 2014
  • Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center serving 18 counties
  • The Orlando Health Air Care Team transports critically ill patients within a 100-mile radius
  • 72,000 annual ER visits in 2007
  • Electronic patient tracking, computerized ordering, and PACS radiology system

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

  • 204-bed dedicated pediatric hospital
  • Central Florida's only Level One Pediatric Trauma Center in Central Florida
  • Bert Martin's Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center was dedicated in 2007
  • Electronic patient tracking, computerized ordering system, and PACS radiology system
  • 700 pediatric trauma admissions

Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center

  • State-of-the-art Charles Lewis Pavilion
  • 220,000- square-foot structure, completed in 2003
  • 60 private inpatient beds
  • 10-story comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer center, containing all ambulatory and ancillary services required for cancer care from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and follow up

Dr. Phillips Hospital

  • Community Hospital a part of the Orlando Health system where a private general surgery rotation is based
  • 12,000 admissions/yr and 80,000 Emergency Department visits
Orlando Health Level One Trauma Center

The Trauma Center contains state-of-the-art operating rooms, intensive care units and an emergency department. Call rooms and resident offices are also located in this building. While on duty, all meals are provided free of charge via meal card. Most all ancillary work is handled by hospital employees. An attending radiologist is "in-house" on a 24-hour basis, providing immediate consultation for trauma and surgical emergencies. There are 6 trauma bay beds with 3 bays able to convert to operative suites.

Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)

The STICU at ORMC is a 16-bed multi-specialty surgical unit that is staffed to accommodate the demands of a Level One Trauma Center. There are approximately 2000 ICU admissions/year, with approximately 50-60 percent of these being trauma patients. The remaining 50 percent of admissions are divided among general surgery, vascular surgery and surgical subspecialties.

The unit is staffed with two fellows, one or two residents in General Surgery, and one or two Emergency Medicine residents. There are also medical and physician assistant students assigned to the service. Call is taken by all members of the SCC Service and averages to five to six calls per month for each member.

Neurosciences, Medical Intensive Care Units

The SCC service is also actively involved in the care of patients in two other intensive care units. The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) is a 16-bed unit that specializes in the care of the brain-injured trauma patient as well as the postoperative neurosurgical patient. The unit provides continuous EEG monitoring as well as the latest in intracranial pressure monitoring technology. The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a 16-bed unit devoted to care of the critically ill medicine patient. It is staffed by both the SCC Service as well as the Critical Care Medicine Service, depending upon the patient's underlying disease process.

Burn Intensive Care Unit and Burn Progressive Care Unit

The Burn Unit at ORMC has both intensive care and regular burn care beds. All critically ill patients in the Burn Intensive Care Unit are managed by the SCC Service and all those in the progressive care unit (PCU) are managed the burn surgery service. The PCU is a 16-bed surgical stepdown unit with ventilator capabilities that acts as a "bridge" for patients who no longer require a high level of critical care, but require close observation and monitoring and are not yet sufficiently stable for regular ward care. The SCC service frequently follows surgical patients who have been in the above ICUs after transfer to the PCU to ensure continued recovery from their injuries.