Orlando Health’s Hospital Care at Home, a program that provides acute hospital-level care in adult patients’ residences, has served 1,000 patients in Central Florida since its launch in February 2023.

The program, available to Orlando Health patients who meet specific clinical criteria determined by emergency department and hospital staff, is now available through Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Emergency Room – Osceola, Orlando Health Emergency Room – Randal Park, Orlando Health Emergency Room – Lake Mary, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital.

“We are incredibly proud that Hospital Care at Home has reached this milestone within 16 months since the program began serving patients throughout Central Florida communities,” said Linda Fitzpatrick, assistant vice president, Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home. “Our program will continue to grow as we strive to meet the evolving needs of the patients we serve.”

The Orlando Health program was the first in Central Florida to be approved for Medicare and Medicaid patients and now accepts participating private insurances.

“We’re excited to continue providing personalized and compassionate hospital level care to our patients in the comfort of their homes, which has proven to be an environment that enhances recovery,” said Siddharaj G. Shah, MD, medical and quality director, Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home. “We are grateful to our patients who have embraced this innovative care model.”

To be eligible, a patient’s home must be a safe environment located within the determined geographical catchment area in case emergency care is required.

Medical conditions that can be cared for safely in the home-based program include, but are not limited to: cellulitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, urinary tract infection, heart failure, COVID-19, pneumonia, gastroenteritis​, acute pancreatitis, multiple sclerosis flare-ups, sepsis and vasculitis.

Portable technology connects patients to the Orlando Health Patient Care Hub for 24/7 remote monitoring and virtual care by nurses and providers.

Patients receive daily in-person care from nursing team members, along with virtual provider and consultant visits. Mobile imaging, labs, dietary services and therapy are provided as ordered.

To learn more about the Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home program, visit orlandohealth.com/hospitalathome.