AdventHealth Winter Park debuts first-of-its-kind rehabilitation center

Inpatient rehab center sign at Winter Park

Fla., WINTER PARK, Fla., Oct. 2, 2019 — With its specialty kitchens designed to help patients re-learn daily activities to state-of-the-art overhead walking tracks, AdventHealth Winter Park opened its new inpatient rehabilitation unit in the Nicholson Pavilion on Tuesday.

Sprawling across two floors of the new Pavilion, the rehabilitation center is the first-of-its-kind in the region and brings AdventHealth Central Florida’s inpatient rehab services to a single location.

The fourth floor, coined the Body Restoring Center, provides specialty rehabilitative care for patients who suffered a spinal cord injury or those with a complex orthopedic diagnosis, medical complexities or general neurological deficits.

The fifth floor, called the Mind Restoring Center, offers specialty rehabilitation services for people recovering from a stroke or brain injury.

“AdventHealth Winter Park was founded more than 60 years ago with the goal of creating a world-class hospital to serve the community’s health needs close to home,” said Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of AdventHealth Winter Park. “The addition of the inpatient rehab unit to the Nicholson Pavilion allows us to provide state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology and care to patients who are recovering from traumatic and often life-altering injuries.”

The rehabilitation facility adds 60 private patient rooms across two floors. The Nicholson Pavilion now features 140 private patient rooms.

The expansion was generously supported by philanthropists Tony and Sonja Nicholson. The donation represents the largest investment in AdventHealth Winter Park’s history, and marks one of the largest single investments in Winter Park’s history.