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Orlando Health National Training Center Serves as Host Venue for Department of Defense Warrior Games’ Swimming Competition

Clermont, FL (July 1, 2024) – Orlando Health National Training Center served as the host venue for the swimming event of the Department of Defense (DoD)’s annual adaptive-sports competition, the Warrior Games, on Saturday. The Warrior Games are designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill and injured service members outside of traditional therapy settings.

“We’re honored to have served as the host venue for the swimming portion of the Warrior Games,” said Marty Shirley, director of operations for the Orlando Health National Training Center. “This is the first time we’ve done so and it’s a privilege to provide the space, which includes the second-largest competition pool in the state of Florida, for service members to compete.”

The Orlando Health National Training Center is a state-of-the-art sports complex that includes athletic fields, an aquatic center, 400-meter outdoor track and field complex and cross-country course. It is a warm-weather training destination for hundreds of high school,

collegiate, professional and amateur athletes from around the country and the world.

The aquatics facility is used for team training and competition, and it features:

  • A 70-meter X 25-yard outdoor heated pool
  • Twenty-seven 25-yard lanes
  • Moveable bulkhead
  • Zero-depth entry

The training center is located at 1935 Don Wickham Dr. in Clermont.

 

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems 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 has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,487-bed system includes 33 hospitals and emergency departments – 26 of which are currently operational with seven coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. More than 4,950 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 29,000 team members and more than 1,400 physicians.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.

Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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