As the Official Central Florida Health Home of Special Olympics Florida, Orlando Health works tirelessly to support the health, fitness, and well-being of Special Olympics Florida athletes. The organization sponsors health screenings at our State Summer Games and State Fall Classic, and is a sponsor of Young Athletes – our program designed for children ages 2 through 7.
Orlando Health was integral to the success of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June – with a team of physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and other medical volunteers ensuring a safe and healthy experience for all athletes, guests, and volunteers.
Orlando Health recognizes that people with intellectual disabilities often struggle to access medical care and routinely provides physicals to our athletes at no cost. We are so fortunate that Orlando Health’s incredible caregivers are part of our team.
Dr. Katherine Wojnowich — a sports medicine specialist with Bayfront Health — talks with Health Messenger Mary Frances Smith about a few simple steps to eating healthy. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated.
Healthy Sleep Habits
Special Olympics Florida Health Messenger Aarushi Pratap spoke with Dr. Justin Thompson, a Sports Medicine Specialist with Bayfront Health, about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep both at home and on the road.
Orlando Health’s World-Class Care
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.
A VIP Experience
Orlando Health, the PGA TOUR, and the Arnold
Palmer Invitational teamed up to create a VIP experience
for Special Olympics Florida athlete Michael Ladieu.
Athlete Shines on Orlando Health Team as Sideline Reporter
the courts to the fields, Athlete Leader Malcom Harris-Gowdie partnered
with Orlando Health for a daily dose of USA Games news for the
organization’s social media channels.
Orlando Health Provides Healthy Athletes Experience at USA Games
hydration to meditation, the Healthy Athletes Experience presented by
Orlando Health kept more than 5,000 athletes from across the U.S. on top
of their health game all week long.
Orlando Health Takes Steps for Inclusion
With their sponsorship and participation, Orlando Health was instrumental in the success of our inaugural Race For Inclusion 5k.