Orlando: Health Care

Florida Hospital, based in Orlando, is a private, not-for-profit network of 17 hospitals and 12 Centra Care urgent care facilities. Treating more than one million patients each year, Florida Hospital is the second busiest in the United States. It is noted for its programs in cardiology, cancer, women's medicine, diabetes, orthopedics, and rehabilitation. In 2004 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida Hospital 28th for the treatment of hormonal disorders, 29th in kidney disease, and 31st in neurology and neurosurgery. Another not-for-profit, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, has eight locations in central Florida, including the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women and the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, as well as the only Level I trauma center in the area. With 1,640 beds, it treats 640,000 local patients and 4,500 international patients annually. Its specialties include pediatric emergency and cancer care, orthopedics, cardiology, brain injuries, burns, rehabilitation, women's services, infertility, mental health, sleep disturbances, and diabetes. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Orlando Regional as one of the best cardiovascular hospitals in 2003.

The Nemours Children's Clinic–Orlando is a nationally recognized center for pediatric subspecialities. The clinic serves children from the greater Orlando area as well as around the United States and the world. In addition, four independent medical centers, several mental health care facilities, and two nationally recognized cancer centers (Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital, affiliated with Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando) ensure residents the best medical care.

Health Care Information: Florida Hospital, 601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803; telephone (407)303-5600; email fh.web@flhosp.org