Help Us Celebrate - Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Turns 29!

Mark your calendars and help us celebrate the birthday of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Dedicated on September 10, 1989, the late Mr. Palmer’s 60th birthday, the hospital continues to provide exceptional and specialized care just for pediatric patients.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals for the past nine years, this year the hospital received rankings in five specialties:

  • Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Urology



Orlando Health Arnold Palmer also offers specialized pediatric care for children in need of oncology or hematology services at the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders and for children needing nephrology care at the Hewell Kids’ Kidney Center.

“It is amazing for me to think that there was a time when children had to leave Orlando for pediatric specialty care. In these last 29 years, we have grown from a small community-based hospital to one that is now recognized nationally. I’m incredibly proud of our team and the community who support us.” Cary D’Ortona, President, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children


The Bert Martin Champions for Children Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer was the first facility in the area to offer emergency care exclusively to pediatric patients and is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in Central Florida. In order to continue offering this high-level of care to the expanding community, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer recently started offering emergency services for pediatric patients at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and will be adding similar pediatric areas to more of Orlando Health’s community hospitals and free-standing emergency departments in the near future.

To help us celebrate and recognize the unique care offered by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, go to and make a donation.




“The Orlando Health Foundation has been a critical part of the Orlando Health system since its inception in 1982. It was really started to raise money for Arnold Palmer Hospital. However, today it continues to be a crucial part of our growth to help fund areas such as trauma, the NICU, kidney services, cancer center and many more.” John Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation