Orlando Health – the Official Central Florida Health Home of Special Olympics Florida – recently opened the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute and invited two of our Athlete Leaders on an exclusive tour of this state-of-the-art facility.
Athlete Leaders Maryann Gonzalez and James Holder joined Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock to check out this one-of-a-kind center. The orthopedic specialty hospital features 75 private in-patient rooms with smart-room technology, advanced surgical capabilities, a high-tech research and education center, and a 116-seat auditorium. Next door, a medical pavilion offers outpatient services, including the largest orthopedic ambulatory surgery center in Florida, a 63-exam-room clinic, advanced imaging services with ultrafast MRI and augmented reality, and innovative physical therapy spaces.
A key mission of Orlando Health and the orthopedic institute is to keep athletes healthy and help them perform at the highest level possible. Orlando Health offers year-round sports physicals for our athletes, conducts health screenings, and provides for sideline medical staff and trainers at our State Summer Games and State Fall Classic. Orlando Health was integral to the success of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, as the official medical team for the Games.
“This is a remarkable facility that will be a tremendous benefit to our athletes and to all athletes in Central Florida,” said Wheelock. “We are incredibly fortunate to have a partner that is so dedicated to ensuring that the people in our community have access to cutting-edge care.”