Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, FL is nationally ranked in 5 pediatric specialties. It is a children's general facility.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is the pediatric arm of Orlando Health, and includes the only pediatric Level 1 trauma center in central Florida. To help patients and families feel more comfortable in the medical environment, the hospital abides by a "children's bill of rights," promising play time, hugs, quiet time and more.
What are some notable programs?
The hospital runs a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation program that offers treatment for conditions including visual-motor deficits, communication disorders and brain injuries. Trained occupational, physical and speech therapists assist in rehabilitative treatment and collaborate with physicians in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and other specialties.
The hospital's heart center includes a fetal cardiac program that provides lifelong congenital heart disease treatment. The program also includes access to resources like a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit and noninvasive cardiac imaging lab. Physicians at the center perform more than 200 open-heart and closed-heart cardiac operations each year.
What is its role in the community?
A series of child support services comprise the hospital's Healthy Families programs, which aim to prevent child abuse and neglect in the counties of Orange and Osceola. Program staff work with parents from the child's birth through age 5, and resources include in-home newborn support services, guidance for fathers and nutrition support.
Among the hospital's community initiatives is a free mobile health clinic called Teen Xpress. The clinic travels among schools in central Florida and provides services like physical exams, immunizations and mental health counseling.