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AdventHealth improves emergency services in Central Florida with upgrades in Winter Park and Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., AdventHealth is upgrading emergency services in Central Florida with an all-new emergency room at AdventHealth Winter Park and an expansion of the emergency room at AdventHealth Orlando.

AdventHealth Winter Park’s new and improved 27,000 square-foot ER opens today with a new public entrance facing Mizell Ave. The new ER includes 29 all private rooms, two trauma/bariatric rooms, a separate ambulance entrance from the public walk-in entrance and state-of-the-art imaging and testing capabilities. It will also include pediatric friendly rooms and a separate pediatric waiting area to make visits more comfortable for young patients. With approximately 30,000 annual patient visits, the expansion will ensure that each and every visit is as comfortable and seamless as possible.

The expansion of AdventHealth Orlando’s emergency room will open June 16 and will include 20 additional exam rooms. Historically, the ER sees more than 90,000 patients a year. The expanded waiting room will be able to accommodate an influx of patients at once, but still give each patient personal space. The expansion includes the addition of two new decontamination rooms that open directly to the exterior of the facility. COVID-19 patients, or others who would need to be kept separate from other patients, will be able to enter directly into the decontamination room instead of walking through the general ER where they could encounter other patients.

“We are thrilled to open the doors to these new and improved emergency rooms that will make a long-lasting impact on the communities we serve,” said Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of acute care services for AdventHealth Central Florida. “Our commitment to our patients is to provide accessible, state-of-the-art care and we are keeping that promise by enhancing our emergency care services all around Central Florida.”

The entrance to the new Winter Park ER includes a second sculpture by renowned artist JEFRË. The sculpture will serve as a symbol of hope and healing and act as a visual cue to the hospital’s emergency department. The first sculpture JEFRË installed was a halo sculpture near the corner of Lakemont and Aloma avenues. The beautiful piece of art is engraved with scripture from Jeremiah 29:11 and serves as another source of hope and healing for AdventHealth Winter Park. The upgrades in Winter Park were funded by generous community support through the AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida.