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FH Orlando

Located adjacent to downtown Orlando, Florida Hospital Orlando uses the latest technologies to treat over 32,000 inpatients and 53,600 outpatients annually. This 1,150 bed acute care hospital also serves as a major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America.

Some of the comprehensive services at Florida Hospital Orlando listed below offer ministry opportunities for CPE students:

  • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute – a comprehensive oncology program, including inpatient and outpatient care, radiology, transplant and cancer and leukemia research, hematology and oncology for children and adolescents
  • Cardiology services – including cardiac rehab, chest pain center, cardiac surgery, catheterization, nuclear and echo-cardiology diagnostics.
  • Central for Behavioral Health – acute and longer term adult psychiatric care units.
  • Center for Community Health Ministry – parish nursing
  • Center for Women’s Medicine
  • Diabetes Center
  • Emergency Services – Chest Pain Center, Pediatric Emergency Center
  • Family Health Center – Family Practice Clinic
  • Fetal Diagnostic Center
  • Florida Heart Institute
  • Florida Flight 1 Helicopter Transport
  • Gamma Knife Center
  • Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care
  • ICU, PCU, CCU, Orthopedic ICU, Level III Neonatal ICU, Neuro ICU
  • Kidney Stone Center
  • Outpatient Services – radiology, surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management Center
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Trans-Life Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Urological Services
  • Women’s Medicine

FH East Orlando

Over 5,000 inpatients and 29,700 outpatients are treated at Florida Hospital East Orlando each year. This 225 bed, full-service hospital provides health care close to home for East Orange County residents.

  • Florida Hospital East Orlando offers the following programs and services in which students may come into contact with patients and staff:
  • Cardiology Services – external cardiac pacing, cardiac stress testing, ECHO
  • Center for Digestive Health – offers services to diagnose and treat digestive problems including heartburn, chronic or intermittent indigestion
  • Community Wellness Programs
  • Emergency Services
  • General Medical and Surgical Units
  • A Hearing Center
  • ICU and PCU units
  • Outpatient Services – including outpatient endoscopy
  • Pain Management Center
  • Radiology Services
  • Sinus Center
  • Urinary Continence Program
  • Women’s Medicine

FH Winter Park

Winter Park Memorial Hospital is located in a metro Orlando community that was originally developed as a winter respite for many northern families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Winter Park Memorial Hospital is a 331 bed, acute care facility chartered in 1951 by the residents of the community.

Winter Park Memorial Hospital offers the following services and programs in which students may come in contact with patients and staff:

  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Labor and Delivery “The Dr. Phillips Baby Place”
  • Cancer Care Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
  • Sleep Disorders Clinic
  • Women’s Medicine
  • Surgical Services
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Pediatrics

FH Altamonte

Since 1973, Florida Hospital Altamonte has been providing healthcare to the residents of Seminole, north Orange, East Lake and west Volusia counties. Each year this facility treats approximately 14,000 inpatients, 97,000 outpatients, 43,000 emergency patients, and performs over 10,000 surgical procedures, making it the largest and most comprehensive hospital in Seminole county.

As a full-service 341 bed, acute care community hospital, Florida Hospital Altamonte offers a variety of medical specialties and programs where students may encounter ministry opportunities. These include:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology – Cardiac and Neuro-diagnostic services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family practice Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternity Services
  • Oncology/Hematology, Radiation Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Services
  • Pain Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Women’s Medicine

FH Apopka

Florida Hospital Apopka is a 50 bed hospital which sees approximately 16,000 outpatients and 25,500 emergency patients and over 1,000 inpatients annually.

Florida Hospital Apopka offers the following services and programs in which students may come into contact with patients and staff:

  • Cardiology Services – Stress testing, serum-marker blood studies, Echocardiography
  • Community Education Programs
  • Critical Care Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Endoscopy
  • Hearing Center
  • ICU and PCU units
  • Outpatient Services
  • Radiology Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Services
  • Women’s Medicine

FH Kissimmee

Conveniently located near Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida, this 83 bed, full-service community hospital offers health care to residents of Osceola and Orange counties. Florida Hospital Kissimmee staff currently see an average of 2,600 inpatient and 14,000 outpatients annually.

Florida Hospital Kissimmee offers the following services and programs in which students may come in contact with patients and staff:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Emergency Services
  • Community Wellness Programs                
  • Eye Surgery
  • Plastic and Foot Surgery
  • General Medical and Surgical Units
  • ICU and PCU units
  • Orthopaedic Services
  • Rehabilitation Services

FH Celebration Health

Florida Hospital Celebration Health is a 112 bed, full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, maternity, cardiac services, diagnostics and catheterization, wellness programs, women’s and men’s health programs, as well as primary care and physicians on-site.

Florida Hospital Celebration Health is located in the heart of the tourism area and therefore has the opportunity to serve as healthcare provider for families from all over the world who are vacationing in Central Florida.

In addition, Celebration Health is home to some of the following services in which CPE students may find opportunities for ministry:

  • Center for Digestive Health
  • Diabetes Center
  • Imaging Center
  • Pain Center
  • Pathways to Potential
  • Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • Rippe Health Assessment
  • Sleep Center
  • Surgery and Endoscopy Center

FH Children

For more than a century now, we have been offering children throughout the region, the nation and the world world-class, leading-edge care in a compassionate, caring setting. With our 300+bed facility in Central Florida, we are building on our rich legacy, offering even more services and programs to address a range of pediatric health issues, from diabetes and obesity to child development and cancer. While Florida Hospital for Children offers comprehensive pediatric programs, we are particularly known for:


FH Tampa

Florida Hospital Tampa, was founded in the mid 1960's by a group of progressive businessmen who recognized the need for hospital services in a rural, yet developing north Tampa region. Today, Florida Hospital Tampa has grown into a 475-bed facility with clinical leadership demonstrated in: diabetes care, cardiovascular care, women’s health, pediatrics, comprehensive emergency services, cancer care, surgical services specializing in orthopaedic, general, and vascular surgery. Pepin Heart Hospital & Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute officially opened its doors Southeast’s first free-standing, all-digital cardiovascular specialty facility.   

FH Heartland

Florida Hospital Heartland Division extends the healing ministry of Christ to our neighbors in Highlands and Hardee counties in Central Florida. Our highly-skilled team of 200 physicians and more than 1,400 medical and ancillary professionals combine their talents to offer unsurpassed compassion and comfort that aids in the healing process.


Opened in November 1997, our 230,000 square-foot, three-story medical center includes a comprehensive fitness center, a community education center, and a resource and information library. And the 86-acre site gives our campus plenty of room to grow.

This facility houses the area's largest hospital-based laboratory and radiology services plus comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities. All of our 159 beds are in private rooms.

  • 12-bed intensive care/cardiac care unit
  • 11 beautifully decorated birthing suites
  • 12-bed pediatric unit with playroom
  • 4 surgical suites with microsurgery and laser capabilities
  • Two endoscopy rooms, a cystoscopy room and a special procedures room
  • State-of-the-art emergency department with additional "Fast Track" care for life's not-so-emergent emergencies
  • CT scanner, MRI, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, among other diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • Comprehensive fitness center, including stroke and cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness trail
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • A community education center and library, offering free and low-cost community classes, screenings and a resource information library  

FH Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center/Oceanside has 277 licensed beds at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and 119 at Oceanside with a total of 396 to serve Volusia County. We have nearly 500 physicians with privileges at our facilities along with a staff of more than 1700 employees.

In addition, FHMMC is home to some of the following services in which CPE students may find opportunities for ministry:

Named by Healthgrades as one of America’s Best 50 Hospitals

  • Cardiology Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Birthcare Center – labor/delivery
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Services
  • Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Center
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory Services
  • Imaging
  • Diabetes Center
  • Outpatient Services
  • Community Education Programs

CPE at Florida Hospital Division - Center for Pastoral Education is accredited by ACPE, Inc. One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030   
Phone: (404) 320-1472