Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

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Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital Logo.png
Geography
Location 92 W. Miller St. Orlando, FL 32806, Florida, United States
Organization
Care system Private, Not-for-Profit
Hospital type Pediatric Specialty Hospital
Services
Beds 158
History
Founded 1989
Links
Website Official website
Lists Hospitals in Florida

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a paediatric hospital in Orlando, Florida.[1]

The 158-bed facility is located in Orlando, Florida, United States. Arnold Palmer Hospital is part of Orlando Health and is supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. Together, the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies form the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is also home to the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families.

The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in the area[a] Specializing in pediatric emergency care, this 33-bed children’s ED sees more than 55,000 kids a year and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively to children.

Arnold Palmer Hospital offers a wide range of pediatric specialties, including:

  • Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care Services
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Services
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Resident Education
  • Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology

The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, a part of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, has several core programs, including the Orange County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Child Protection Team and Children’s Medical Services, the Developmental Center for Infants & Children and Early Steps Program, the Healing Tree, Healthy Families Orange, Healthy Families Osceola, and Teen Xpress.

Honors[edit]

For the seventh year in a row, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is Orlando’s only nationally ranked “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report. In its 2016-17 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Arnold Palmer Hospital as one of the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” in five pediatric specialties - cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, orthopedics and urology.[3]

Arnold Palmer Medical Center is Magnet® designated] through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence. Organizations that achieve Magnet® recognition are part of an esteemed group demonstrating superior nursing practices, quality patient care and clinical outcomes.[4]

History[edit]

Features[edit]

The Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital offers a wide spectrum of care for children with cancer and blood disorders, including the center’s Brain Tumor Program, the only such program in Florida that brings together pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, proton therapy, and a free-standing children’s hospital on one campus. Families work with a team of specialists to address medical, psychological and developmental issues related to cancer and its treatments. The center is made up of three distinct units:

  • A pediatric and adolescent 20-bed inpatient unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
  • A pediatric outpatient unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for outpatient visits and treatments.
  • Specialized radiation oncology treatment for children at the UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health Proton Therapy Center.

The Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition' at Arnold Palmer Hospital is a program treating gastrointestinal (GI), liver or nutritional disorders in infants, children and young adults. The practice is home to the Aerodigestive Center, offering the only aerodigestive multidisciplinary program in Central Florida and the Pediatric Hepatology Center, providing the only multispecialty pediatric hepatology clinic in Central Florida. Arnold Palmer Hospital is also home to the Feeding Difficulties Center, the first in Central Florida and one of the largest of its kind in the state to offer an intensive outpatient treatment program addressing challenges such as food allergies, chewing or swallowing problems, digestion issues and picky eaters.

The Center for Orthopedics consists of orthopedic surgeons offering a variety of both surgical and non-surgical inpatient and outpatient care, including treatment of all orthopedic problems, traumatic or otherwise, as well as treatment of fractures, bruises, bumps and more. The Center for Orthopedics= is home to the EOS Imaging System, Central Florida’s first and only ultra-low radiation dose, 3D, full body imaging technology for pediatric patients.

The Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine specialty practice is a program addressing a wide spectrum of conditions causing respiratory problems and sleep disorders in infants, children and young adults. Our RSV Prevention Program is the largest in Central Florida, protecting newborns from long-term lung damage. The practice is also an accredited Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Core Care Center. In addition, the Arnold Palmer Hospital Sleep Center specializes in pediatric sleep studies by recording brainwaves, breathing and movement to correctly diagnose sleep disorders in children.

Affiliations[edit]

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has affiliations with Camp Boggy Creek, Children’s Miracle Network, the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals, Give Kids the World, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions and the Ronald McDonald House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children". www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Emergency Trauma Care in Orlando, FL | Orlando Health". www.orlandohealth.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  3. ^ "U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" Rankings". usnews.com. 
  4. ^ "Find a Magnet Hospital". www.nursecredentialing.org. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a designated Level One Trauma Center and cares for pediatric and adult patients at Arnold Palmer Hospital and ORMC.[2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°31′24″N 81°22′45″W / 28.5234°N 81.3793°W / 28.5234; -81.3793