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Orlando Health gives Osceola residents a new, closer option

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Patients in Osceola County will have a brand-new facility for outpatient care, with several services being offered in one centralized location.

Starting Jan 03, the new Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Osceola located at 1001 E. Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, will serve the growing Osceola County population. This $48 million investment signals an increasing footprint for the Central Florida-based hospital system and is one of five similar facilities established in other communities.

Development of the 120,000-square-foot building began in September 2017. David Strong, president and CEO of Orlando Health, shared the importance of a good healthcare system and stated that the hospital is committed to improving the lives of the communities it operates within.

“I am truly very excited about coming to Osceola County. Not only because it’s a growing county, but also because it’s a community we’re going to be bringing a service to that hadn’t existed before,” Strong said. “The welcome that we’ve received from community leaders, as well as people in the neighborhood has been exciting. They want Orlando Health here, so it makes it fun to come to this community.”

The new facility boasts a freestanding emergency department on the first floor with 24 treatment rooms and an imaging department. Patients will also have access to a full ambulatory service and a helipad where those requiring a higher level of service can be transported to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, the Orlando Health facility to which this new site is affiliated.

In addition to the emergency room and medical pavilion, patients can also utilize a further 60,000 square feet that comprises of medical offices, a surgery center and other health and wellness amenities. The facility will offer several specialties including primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, cardiology and outpatient laboratory services.

“I am very proud of this facility and there are a few reasons for my pride,” said Thibaut Van Marcke, president of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “Firstly, the new Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Osceola will strengthen this community. Secondly, this project is significant given it’s the first we’ve opened in this county. And lastly, the emergency room will be connected to Orlando Health’s Dr. P. Phillip’s Hospital and the quality resources available there.”