On Oct. 22, 2012, Lake Nona welcomed Nemours Children’s Hospital to Medical City.
Five years later, Nemours has added 11 specialty care locations, 16 primary care and six urgent care locations all across Central Florida. Next year, families in West Orange County will have access to Nemours Specialty and Primary Care services in one convenient location.
Groundbreaking has begun in Winter Garden at Sonata West, 2020 Daniels Rd. Scheduled completion is spring 2018, and the facility will be open to patients by May 2018. Winter Garden Mayor John Rees proudly states, “We welcome Nemours to Winter Garden. It is a great addition for our families and the West Orange community to receive services in their backyard.”
The proposed 12,000-square-foot medical facility will offer families a range of services from routine checkups and immunizations to specially trained pediatric teams to diagnose and treat complex conditions. Specialties will include cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, sports medicine, ear, nose & throat, and pulmonology.
Martha McGill, Chief of Network Operations for Florida and Enterprise Vice President for Nemours Children’s Health System, says, “This new location will help us deliver that team approach to a child’s care by providing a broad range of specialty under one roof and making it as convenient as possible for families.”
Notable awards and achievements for Nemours Children’s Hospital since 2012 include the following:
- In 2017, the Florida Hospital Association awarded Nemours Children’s Hospital the Innovation of the Year and Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety Awards.
- Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando earned the distinction of being named one of only nine “Top Children’s Hospitals” in the country in 2016 by the Leapfrog Group in recognition of their exceptional quality and patient safety.
- Nemours Children’s Hospital has been named among Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
- A technology that is helping more Florida families access pediatric care was honored by the Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Nemours CareConnect, a new approach to telehealth that brings board-certified pediatricians into homes, schools and hospitals, won an award for Innovation of the Year in Patient Care at the Florida Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Orlando.
Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando earned The Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association in 2015 and 2017 for commitment to quality and innovation in emergency care.Nemours’ founder, Alfred I. duPont, firmly believed that “it is the duty of everyone in the world to do what is within his power to alleviate human suffering.” Mr. duPont’s words and his legacy of compassion have lived on for more than 70 years through the care and services provided to children and families at Nemours.