Emergency Department Expansion Plans
Goal: $2M ($400,000 per year for 5 years)
Transforming and saving lives is the business of the Florida Hospital East Orlando’s Emergency Department. With 36 beds, an additional 10 hallways beds and encompassing 24,000 square feet, FHEO continues to experience steady growth in the number of patients served. During 2012 Florida Hospital Emergency Department reported more than 80,000 emergency cases making this the busiest Emergency Department in the Florida Hospital system. According to a recent study, FHEO serves a large volume of patients in an inadequate space. Despite the lack of space the Emergency Department remains true to our faith-based hospital’s mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who may be uninsured and underserved.
Goal: $24M Total ($2.4M per year/per floor for 5 years)
Our newly remodeled facility was built expansion-ready to provide additional space for rooms and services as our population grows; that time is now. The Emergency Department currently represents 93.5% of all admissions. With increased admissions and changing needs of our community there is the eminent need to build out the two unfinished floors of the hospital. The expansion includes the addition of 40 universal beds per floor addressing the specific needs of surgical, medical and cardiac patients. Patients will be grouped by diagnosis thus receiving sub-specialized nursing care. The expansion of these surgical floors will be advantageous to the hospital’s perception within the community and patients may be more likely to choose Florida Hospital East Orlando as their hospital of choice for elective surgeries.
Goal: $2.5M ($500,000 per year for 5 years)
Computed Tomography (CT), also known as a “Cat Scan”, is a medical diagnostic tool that allows the visualization of structures within the human body, aiding physicians in diagnosing disease, viewing internal abnormalities, and assessing the extent of trauma damage. Our non- invasive 256-Slice Flash CT scanner, takes CT technology to a whole new level. With the Flash CT, whole-body scans can now be performed with lightning speed: for example, a person with a height of six feet, six inches can be scanned in less than five seconds. Until now, such whole-body examinations took more than 10 minutes to perform. This split-second scanning is particularly important in emergency medicine, and pediatric care, as one is no longer required to hold their breath or stay still during the scan. In addition, the Flash CT is the fastest cardiac scanner on the market, capable of scanning the entire heart within a single heartbeat, thus eliminating the need for beta-blockers. Even more importantly, the Flash CT provides an incredible reduction in radiation exposure for all scan types. The scanner’s state-of-the-art technology calculates and delivers the lowest possible radiation dose while still delivering outstanding image quality. Florida Hospital East Orlando Emergency Department takes pride in the fact that the average time for triage from waiting room to exam is less than 60 minutes. With many diagnoses time is of the essence to begin life-saving protocols. In an ideal setting it would be very beneficial to both the patient and staff to have a 256 Slice CT in Radiology and the Emergency Department.