Access to Quality Care and Services
Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation (2016) was awarded $24.5 million for a new 100-bed skilled nursing facility on the Health Central campus that will include a 60-bed rehabilitation unit and a 40-bed Alzheimer’s unit. When complete, the facility will provide national-level resources for compassionate Alzheimer’s care and family support in an attractive and secure setting.
Orlando Health, Horizon West Campus (2016) was awarded $29.7 million for a 70,000-square foot building with a freestanding emergency department, outpatient diagnostics and laboratory services, offices for primary care physicians and specialists, and a human performance and wellness center. It will combine high-tech with high-touch to provide patients in this growing area the most advanced medical care available.
Orlando Health-UF Health Cancer Center (2016) was awarded $21 million toward the construction of a 30,000 square-foot comprehensive cancer center with expanded, close-to-home clinical programs and services for family, caregivers and patients.
Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital (2014) was awarded $13.8 million ($3.45 million over four years) to partially fund a 40 patient-room expansion. This project set the stage for further development of specialized services, provided private rooms for all patients and enabled the hospital to serve a growing West Orange community.
The hospital was awarded (2014) $120,000 to partner with Orange County Public Schools to create Learning Gardens in local elementary schools to teach K-5 kids about healthy food and nutrition choices, and grow their own gardens.
The hospital was awarded (2013) $25 million to expand its emergency department to accommodate increasing demand for care; and (2013) $8.2 million to support the hospital’s ability to optimize its Medicaid reimbursements rates and provide additional services to the community.
Cornerstone Hospice (2017) was awarded $1.25 million to support construction of the Cornerstone Hospice Care Center at the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation. The new 10-bed wing will bring access to quality end-of-life services to residents of West Orange County.
Shepherd’s Hope (2018), which provides medical services to low-income families who have no (or insufficient) health insurance, was awarded $216,225 to purchase equipment and supplies for its high-demand free health clinics in Winter Garden and Ocoee.
The organization was awarded (2016) a $1 million matching grant for capital construction of a 10,000 square-foot medical clinic and administrative space on 9th Street in Winter Garden; and (2015) $7,500 for continuing education.
The organization was also awarded (2013) $636,699.23 payable over three years to help cover the costs of healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured residents.
UCF College of Nursing (2018) was awarded $62,000 to support a partnership with Shepherd’s Hope that places nursing students in clinics in Ocoee and Winter Garden. In addition to serving low-income families with no insurance, the students are working together and with community leaders to address specific health issues like adult smoking and substance abuse.
Community Health Centers (2018) was awarded $250,000 to expand its optometry services in Winter Garden, enabling its physicians to serve more patients each year. The expansion includes two optometry testing rooms and patient rooms, and four new optometry machines to screen for glaucoma, cataracts and conditions caused by chronic illnesses like diabetes.