- Orlando Health has partnered with Florida Medical Clinic (FMC) to expand healthcare services in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, aiming to improve medical access in the Tampa Bay region.
- FMC will contribute 54 locations, over 350 providers, and 40 medical specialties to Orlando Health, which already operates as a major hospital system in Florida.
- The partnership includes plans to integrate FMC’s Accredited Urgent Care Centers into Orlando Health’s network and establish a new 300-bed hospital, focusing on advancing patient care delivery and innovation in the region’s healthcare landscape.
Orlando Health has initiated a partnership with Florida Medical Clinic (FMC), a multi-specialty medical group. Effective immediately, the collaboration is set to extend healthcare services across Hillsborough and Pasco counties with the intention of enhancing medical access in the Tampa Bay region.
FMC will provide a network of 54 locations, over 350 providers, and a range of 40 medical specialties to Orlando Health, which already exists as one of Florida’s largest hospital systems.
“Our collaboration with Florida Medical Clinic aligns with our commitment to advancing patient care,” David Strong, CEO of Orlando Health, remarked. “Together, we aim to provide quality healthcare solutions that build on our shared reputation.”The partnership signifies a concerted effort to merge resources and expertise for the betterment of the healthcare landscape in the region.”
While further details about the partnership are currently being withheld, FMC is anticipated to integrate its two Accredited Urgent Care Centers into the Orlando Health umbrella. An additional aspect of this collaboration involves the establishment of a new hospital that contains 300 beds and is currently undergoing pre-construction proceedings. In Fiscal Year 22-23, Orlando Health served approximately 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients.
“Teaming up with Orlando Health positions us to deliver innovative and sustained care to a broader patient base,” said FMC CEO Joe Delatorre. “The combined expertise of both institutions is anticipated to drive advancements in patient care delivery.”
Orlando Health currently operates several hospitals in the Central Florida region including Orlando Regional Medical Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. The organization offers a variety of medical services, including emergency care, cancer treatment, cardiovascular care, women’s health, pediatrics, and orthopedics.
Orlando Health is also involved in medical research and education through collaborations with medical schools and universities to provide training for medical professionals and engage in research projects.