Orlando Health recently celebrated a new option for locals in need of post-acute care in Ocoee with the opening of its new Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 23.
The 91,000-square-foot, 110-bed skilled nursing facility is located at the intersection of Old Winter Garden Road and Hempel Avenue at the Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital campus. It includes 60 beds for short-term skilled nursing care, 40 beds in a specially designed memory care wing serving Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, and 10 beds for a hospice in-patient unit managed by Cornerstone Hospice.
“It’s going to be huge for not just West Orange, but Central Florida,” Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital President Mark Marsh said. “It’s unique — it’s really a hotel with long-term care and rehab. It’s a huge need — we see it every day.”
“These are really important beds, needs and services. … This will be one of a kind in Central Florida.”
Construction on the $37 million project began in late 2017, and is expected to hold 150 full-time employees. The overall price tag for the facility was funded in part by the West Orange Healthcare District.