Florida Hospital Launches Mobile Health Program

January 9, 2013

Florida Hospital Launches Mobile Health Program as Women's Hospital Begins Construction

Florida Hospital is bringing access to health screenings into the community in advance of new women's hospital opening in 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., January 9, 2013 -Florida Hospital has a new set of wheels to make health care more accessible to women. The Healthy 100 Women's Mobile Health Coach will bring health services into the community to make preventative screenings more available and convenient for all women.

"We know women are extremely busy and are more likely to put their own health concerns on hold," said Marla Silliman, senior vice president of Florida Hospital. "Part of our commitment with the Healthy 100 Women's Mobile Health Coach is to make health care more accessible for every woman by bringing the coach to women throughout Central Florida to their homes, places of work, worship, etc."

Community leaders and Florida Hospital employees recently got a sneak peek inside the new mobile coach to get a glimpse of the screenings that will be offered.  Screenings will include: mammography, ultrasound, DEXA scan, electrocardiogram (EKG), body mass index (BMI) and skin analysis. The Coach will also feature wellness and spa services including various types of massages.

Hospital officials and physicians also broke ground on the site of the new women's hospital at Florida Hospital Orlando that will provide comprehensive services for women of all generations. The dedication of the site signals the beginning of construction on the new 12-story patient tower.

"The new women's hospital will be the gateway for women of all generations to access world class healthcare for both health and healing," said David Banks, administrator of Florida Hospital Orlando. "Florida Hospital has been serving the women of Central Florida for over 100 years. We currently offer the highest level of care available for women and we want to continue to expand those services and offer comprehensive care in one place."

The 12-story, 400,000-square-foot hospital will lead the way in a new era of women's health and offer comprehensive services including: obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine (high risk obstetrics), gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive women's surgery, neonatal intensive care, digital mammography, women's cardiovascular, wellness and education, a lactation center and the High Risk Breast Center. The hospital is expected to open in 2015 and will contain more than 300 patient beds.

To schedule the Healthy 100 Women's Mobile Health Coach, call 407-303-4HER (4437) or visit www.Healthy100Women.org for more information.

For more information, contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.