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Archive for September 2010

The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

I am proud to support the work of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, which is located in Orlando, Florida. Listed as one of the nation’s Top 30 pediatric hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report, it is the sole hospital in Central Florida equipped with an emergency and trauma department for pediatric patients. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children was founded due to the efforts of a dedicated group of pediatricians who saw a growing need for specialized services for women and children. In early 1980, they created the Children’s Medical Foundation of Greater Orlando, which became the Children’s Hospital Foundation shortly thereafter. Combining efforts with the Orlando Regional Medical Center, the group began planning a specialized hospital, recruiting Arnold Palmer for financial and fundraising assistance. Today, the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is physically connected to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, forming the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. The hospital is best known for its Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, which treats a large number of patients in coordination with the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to cancer, the hospital employs physicians, oncologists, nutritionists, physical therapists, and social workers. The hospital also features the Playworks playground, which provides children with a large play area, complete with pirate ship and a meditation garden was created for parents. In recent years, the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has partnered with the Miami Children’s Hospital to create a Congenital Heart Institute, a top provider of pediatric cardiovascular services.

Written by laurenbthompson

September 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm