Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital has announced several, major milestones that were implemented over the last year to enhance patient care, increase efficiencies for physicians and other clinicians, and modernize the facility. These achievements vary from the opening of a medical pavilion to completing a master plan that paves the way for campus development over the next 10 years.
The various milestones, which happened following the full acquisition by Orlando Health, play a significant role in offering quality healthcare closer to home for patients in St. Cloud and the wider Osceola County.
“Prior to Orlando Health having acquired the hospital, we recognized that some residents, uncertain about this facility, sought healthcare elsewhere,” said Thibaut van Marcke, senior vice president of Orlando Health’s Southeast Region. “As soon as we assumed operations, we engaged in a full assessment of the hospital to determine what required our immediate attention and, without delay, began to address those challenges.”
After taking over operations on July 1, 2020, all Orlando Health St. Cloud patients began receiving the same level of care as any other patient across the healthcare system with the integration of clinical practices. Orlando Health St. Cloud also achieved the following, which are just a few examples of the milestones that improved experience and clinical outcomes at the hospital.
Medical Pavilion. The Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – St. Cloud is a 50,000 square feet, two-story building on the hospital’s campus. It comprises the St. Cloud Medical Group physician practices, a walk-in clinic with extended hours, and an outpatient lab.
Comprehensive Health Record. The new comprehensive health record system from Epic along with the MyChart portal feature allows health data to be streamlined across the system. Clinicians and patients can now stay connected and efficiently manage care.
Telemedicine Cart. This is a system that integrates a camera, display, and network access to bring a remote physician to the patient’s bedside. The new tele intensivist robot has been nicknamed ‘Edward’ and was set up in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Vaccination Program. Back in December 2020, the hospital began administering the COVID-19 vaccine as part of its efforts to decrease the incidence of COVID-19 in St. Cloud and the broader community.
Facility Upgrades. Over $1.5M has already been invested in purchasing new medical devices and instruments, as well as beautifying the hospital campus. Additional investments will be made over the next five years.
Master Plan. The hospital completed a facility master plan. This plan establishes a framework for campus growth and development of capital improvements over the next 10 years.
“These were all very important achievements for the growth of Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital,” Mr. Van Marcke added. “Collectively, they will ensure our physicians and healthcare teams are equipped to serve our patients well and deliver a world-class experience.”