Orlando Health expands telehealth offerings
is expanding its telehealth services via the Orlando Health
app, which is powered by the national telemedicine provider Teladoc Health. Until recently, the health system’s telehealth services were available to employees and pediatric patients. But Virtual Visit is now open to the general public. The cost is $49 per visit.
“The expansion of Orlando health Virtual Visit represents another expansion of our efforts to create a robust telemedicine infrastructure and it demonstrates our desire to serve our patients well, anytime and anywhere,” said Greg Ohe, Orlando Health’s senior vice president of ambulatory services, in a news release.
Orlando Health is among the growing number of health systems that are offering telemedicine services to the public for a fee. AdventHealth’s service is called eCare and Nemours Children’s Hospital’s is called CareConnect. together sterile surgical wraps into 28 six-foot sleeping bags and 14 pillows for people in need and donated them to the Community Hope Center in Osceola County. The initiative started in July and the idea came from an article that was posted on social media by a hospital in New Jersey, according to an Orlando Health news release.
“The sleeping bags are a great example of upcycling, as well as they provide persons in need with something warmer and more comfortable to sleep on than cardboard or grass,” said Cory McFarlane, a registered nurse at the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, in a news release.
will start to expand its emergency department in January, a project that’s part of an ongoing construction at the hospital. The new 27,000-squarefoot ER will have 32 private rooms, two trauma rooms and a new ambulance entrance. It will also feature a separate pediatric waiting area. Emergency services at the hospital will continue to be available throughout the construction at the existing ER.
has opened a new 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation center on the third floor of the hospital’s new patient tower. The center specializes in stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, in addition to amputations and neurological disorders. The unit also includes a bariatric room patients who weigh more than 750 pounds.
a Miamibased privately-owned chain of medical practices for seniors, is opening new offices in Orlando as part of a nationwide expansion. It is opening 20 medical practices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Memphis, and St. Louis in addition to Orlando. With the expansion,
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Bikkuri Sushi Noodle and Grill, 1919 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, was temporarily closed Dec. 3 with live roaches and then met inspection standards the same day. the company will have nearly 80 centers in 10 states, according to the company.
“We’re enjoying a record year at ChenMed,” said company CEO Dr. Christopher Chen, in a news release. “As a mission-driven company long focused on revolutionizing primary care for at-risk seniors, we’re self-funding a record number of new centers in 2020.”
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have opened the “Brain Food Project,” including activities and toys that to boost children’s brain development along with parent tips, throughout the three patient waiting room areas at the health department. The two organizations conceived the idea as a way to leverage the idle time that parents and their children spend while waiting for their doctor or dentist appointment, according to a news release. Early Learning Coalition of Seminole officials said the model can be duplicated in other facilities.
The Leapfrog Group announced the 2019 Top Hospitals based on performance in several areas, including preventing infections, reducing C-sections and using technology to reduce medication errors. In Central Florida,
were named among the top general hospitals;
were among the top children’s hospitals and
was one of the top teaching hospitals.
Saigon Fusion, 16700 U.S. 441, Mount Dora, was temporarily closed Nov. 20 with rodent droppings, according to its inspection. It met standards the next day.
Nurses at the surgical unit of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital sewed together sterile surgical wraps into sleeping bags and pillows for people in need.