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Improve Your Heart Health with Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital

The heart is at the center of your body’s health. Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital cares about you and your family’s heart health and is here to provide expert care should you need cardiology (heart) or other services. 

On Jan. 30, 2021, Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital opened its doors to the community — expanding your family’s access to health services, including cardiology services, in a comforting environment, close to home. 

"From the moment you walk into Horizon West Hospital, you feel how comfortable and welcoming the facility is for patients," said Brian Wetzel, chief operating officer (COO) of the new Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. "I'm proud of our team's design work to create a beautiful community hospital that provides a sense of comfort and doesn't feel cold or institutional. It really warms your heart." 

The beautiful six-story, 214,000-square-foot facility is located at the intersection of Porter Road and Avalon Road in Winter Garden. It features a 120 patient bed capacity, a 78,000-square-foot emergency department and a medical pavilion. The new hospital brings together comprehensive health services, personalized care and state-of-the-art treatments in a convenient, one-stop facility.

Heart Health Tips 

Horizon West Hospital combines experts in multiple specialties, including heart services, in one location to provide complete health care for your family. The heart specialists at Horizon West Hospital encourage everyone to make health and wellness a daily part of their lives. 

Horizon West Hospital offers the following tips to keep your heart healthy:

  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish 

  • Limit your intake of sodium, saturated fats and trans fats

  • Get enough sleep every night 

  • See your doctor and have regular wellness exams 

  • Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week 

  • Avoid smoking 

  • Limit stress 

  • Learn the warning signs of strokes and heart attacks to be prepared 

Heart Health Services

Whether you need a heart screening, help controlling high blood pressure or surgery to treat a heart condition, Horizon West Hospital has medical experts who can help. Their compassionate and personalized approach to care makes every patient feel valued. 

"If the need arises, Horizon West Hospital has a team of cardiac specialists and the latest in cardiac services technology to address your cardiac needs," said Wetzel. 

Horizon West Hospital features a cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) with diagnostic imaging for the heart. Patients have access to both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including minimally invasive interventions.

Comprehensive Care for the Entire Family 

In addition to cardiovascular care, patients have access to emergency care and surgical services at Horizon West Hospital. In the medical pavilion adjacent to the hospital, patients can see both primary (general) health care, as well as specialized physicians. These specialized medical services include orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, sports medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, sleep medicine and family medicine. 

The benefit of this is that patients can see a doctor or specialist, get imaging, laboratory or diagnostic tests, and get the latest treatments all in one location. 

In instances where a patient may need services beyond the scope of Horizon West Hospital's specialists, the facility takes advantage of being part of the Orlando Health family. Patients are connected to other hospitals in the system that can serve their needs. 

Equipped for Emergencies

If you or a loved one has a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac issue, the emergency department (ER) at Horizon West is here to provide immediate, expert care. The ER at Horizon West has been open since 2018 and is seamlessly integrated into the new hospital. It features 24 exam rooms and six observation rooms. 

In addition to the cardiac catheterization laboratory, Horizon West Hospital has four complete operating suites, two endoscopy/bronchoscopy suites for lung and gastrointestinal care and 30 acute care beds for patients. 

"This new facility includes the capability to care for COVID-19 patients and teams throughout Orlando Health are trained to best care for these patients. The team at Horizon West is prepared to meet these needs as well," said Wetzel.  

Ready for Growth in Horizon West 

Located in the flourishing community of Horizon West, the new hospital can grow along with the neighborhood as it expands. Horizon West is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Florida and the country. Horizon West Hospital is prepared for this expansion with three floors set aside for the future as the number of patients grows. 

"Horizon West Hospital is on an almost 80-acre campus. We have the growth capacity for the future, and our vision is to develop along with the community," said Wetzel. 

Personalized Care from Compassionate Physicians

Horizon West Hospital's mission is to offer compassionate care to the local community. Although Horizon West Hospital is a new Orlando Health hospital, the level of care that patients have come to recognize from Orlando Health remains the same. The experienced and compassionate physicians and other team members at Horizon West Hospital offer personalized treatment plans that cater to each patient's unique needs. 

"We don't just care for patients. We care about them," said Wetzel.

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