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When Orange General Hospital opened its doors on November 5, 1918, Orlando and the nation were in the midst of historical events with great significance: World War I would end in just six days, a worldwide Spanish influenza epidemic already had killed more than a half million Americans and national elections had brought sweeping congressional changes.
Even when you’re sitting or lying down, a lot of movement is happening inside your body. Just the act of breathing as the lungs expand and contract causes movement in the pancreas, stomach and kidneys. And a full stomach can push against your liver as digestion occurs.
Orlando, FL (December 14, 2018) – Orlando Health will streamline health data and care delivery for patients and clinicians through the adoption of Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records (CHR) system.
If you’re considering starting or adding to your family, you already may know that quitting smoking, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and taking folic acid are some of the steps you can take to increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
One out of every three Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful, blistery skin rash that appears on the chest is caused by the same virus that’s responsible for chickenpox. So, if you’ve ever had chickenpox, you’re at risk for shingles, which can last from two to four weeks.
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.
Orlando, FL (November 8, 2018) – Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 hospital safety survey. The designation recognizes the hospitals’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
Ocoee, FL. (November 1, 2018) – The newly-opened Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Health Central Hospital is treating cancer patients with new, cutting-edge MRI-guided radiotherapy. The cancer-fighting technology is called MRIdian® and allows oncologists to see treatment areas in real-time while targeting them with precise radiation therapy. The facility is one of nine in the country to treat cancer with MRI-guided radiotherapy and only the second in Florida.
Orlando, FL January 18, 2019 – With more than 200,000 managed lives, representing more than $1.1 billion in annual healthcare expenditures, the Orlando Health Network – the largest clinically integrated network in the region – has saved $89.9 million in healthcare costs in just five years according to the Network’s 2018 Value Report, which was released today.