Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital opens new walking path

The mile-long stretch loops around the Ocoee hospital’s campus.

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Officials from Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 24, welcomed the community to its new walking path.

Orlando Health administrators, as well as local government and community leaders, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the trail. 

“This is exciting, because it furthers our mission of serving the community,” Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital Chief Operating Officer Joseph Khayat said. “We hope it will have a positive impact on wellness for local residents, as well as our employees, who will have easy access to the path while at work.” 

Orlando Health collaborated with the West Orange Healthcare District, the Foundation for a Healthier West Orange and Healthy West Orange to complete the project. The paved path runs along Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital, Old Winter Garden Road, Hempel Avenue and the Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute.  

“The opening of this new walking path is a wonderful addition to our city,” Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson said. “We like to encourage our residents to lead healthy lifestyles, one step at a time.”

Residents who want to utilize the path can park near the Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital Medical Office Building to access the path. Maps will be available at the visitor’s desk inside the hospital. 



Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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