Positively Osceola recently asked Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital’s President Ohme Entin (OH-me EN-tin) to provide an update on the hospital as we enter into Spring and soon into the summer season and what the future looks like for St. Cloud’s community hospital.
Ms. Entin is a seasoned healthcare executive and was Chief Operating Officer at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital before taking over the helm as President of Orlando Health St. Cloud, an 84-bed facility that provides high-quality healthcare to Osceola County and the surrounding areas.
Since the acquisition in July 2020, the team at Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital has had a relentless focus on improving the level of care we provide to our St. Cloud and Osceola County community. We have already crossed several important milestones at Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital. And for 2022, we eagerly anticipate even more.
For example, we strengthened our intensive care unit (ICU) by adding our tele-intensivist program. An intensivist is a physician who specializes in the care of critically ill patients, most often in the ICU. We have the tele-intensivists 24-7, providing patients with around-the-clock intense treatment, close monitoring, and patient-focused care. We also have a nurse practitioner on-site seven days a week.
We’ve also brought onboard our first dedicated chief quality officer (CQO) to lead and implement strategic plans for quality improvement and regulatory compliance. Having a CQO is an Orlando Health standard, and we were excited to add this role to our hospital. The mission of the CQO is to provide direction and support to Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital leadership to achieve quality and performance goals.
As part of our campus master plan, we are physically expanding the hospital to meet the growing needs of the community. In the months ahead, we will break ground on a new two-story building that will open in 2023. This will provide a new ICU and two cardiac catheterization labs. And then later this year, we expect to open our new Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud. This will be the organization’s fifth regional facility and it will offer patients world-class cancer care options they’ve come to expect from Orlando Health in a space that is closer to home.
I must add, one of the things I love about now living in St. Cloud with my family is how tightly knit St. Cloud is. There is a real sense of local identity and pride. The hospital has been a very important part of the fabric of this community for half a century. I am so excited and proud to lead Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital as it expands on that legacy.