As Central Florida continues to grow at unprecedented rates, Orlando Health is looking for ways to increase access to its high-performing healthcare. A key component in that initiative is opening freestanding emergency rooms across the region.
“Consumers tell us they want convenient access to healthcare services so it’s easier to take care of themselves and their families,” says Greg Ohe, Orlando Health’s senior vice president for ambulatory services.
With three new freestanding ERs already open and a fourth opening soon in Osceola County, Orlando Health is putting emergency care closer to where you work, live and play.
What Is a Freestanding ER?
A freestanding ER is simply an emergency facility that’s physically unattached to a hospital building. Freestanding ERs remove the need to travel long distances on congested roadways by placing services further into the community. Just like Orlando Health’s hospital-based ERs, freestanding ERs provide 24/7/365 access to:
- Board-certified emergency doctors and nurses
- Diagnostic services (lab tests, radiology and advanced imaging)
- Treatment for illnesses and injuries, including heart attack, stroke and trauma
Located in southwest Orange County, the newly opened Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Horizon West features 24 ER patient rooms with diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. If a patient needs more acute care or a complex procedure, Orlando Health’s Air Care team can lift off from the onsite helipad and transport the patient straight to the hospital.
Freestanding ERs, such as Horizon West, keep pace with the healthcare needs of growing communities, says Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital President Mark Marsh.
“We’re excited to open this new facility and offer its enhanced services to the Horizon West community.”
Where Are They Located?
These six freestanding ERs are opened or coming soon across the region:
- Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Blue Cedar, 22316 US Hwy 27, Leesburg, FL 34748 (open)
- Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Joe H. & Loretta Scott Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion in the Four Corners area, 16966 Cagan Ridge Blvd., Clermont, FL 34714 (open)
- Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Horizon West, 17000 Porter Rd., Winter Garden, FL 24787 (open)
- Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Osceola, 1001 E. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34744 (opening January 2019)
- Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Lake Mary, 412 Rinehart Rd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 (opening summer of 2019)
- Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Randal Park in south Orange County (opening early 2020)