Orlando Health News


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grants a New Start for Those with Spinal Cord Injuries

August 31, 2018

Orlando Health was recently awarded a $53,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to help support those affected by spinal cord injury or disease. The grant, ‘Creating Opportunities for Independence’ was used to purchase adaptive exercise equipment and fund a one-year membership for up to 15 participants at a local gym.

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New Clinical Trial Addresses Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 31, 2018

In March, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center announced they are participating in a new clinical trial for post-menopausal women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. The SHERBOC study is a clinical trial of MM-121 (seribantumab), a drug developed to target cancer cells resistant to common anti-tumor therapies.

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Harriett Lake Local Philanthropist and Fashion Icon

August 31, 2018

The Orlando Health Foundation said goodbye to friend and supporter Harriett Lake on Tuesday, July 10. A Longwood resident, Harriett was 96 when she passed. Known for her passionate support of the arts, Harriett saw her name grace everything from a theater-department van at Rollins College in Winter Park to an elegant ladies’ lounge at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

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A Tribute to Joyce Sorn

August 31, 2018

On Sunday, July 8 Orlando Health lost a very dear friend, longtime supporter and volunteer. Joyce Sorn’s connection to Orlando Health began in the 1950s when she started volunteering behind the Information and Mail desk at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) when it was known as Orange General Hospital, and where she was also born.

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CAPI Awards Excellence in Graduating Residents

August 28, 2018

For the second year, seven medical residents at Orlando Health were awarded Best Resident Awards by the Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian Subcontinent (CAPI). These are annual awards supported by a fund established in 2015 to recognize and award excellence in residencies at Orlando Health.

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Advocates for Children Spotlight – David Forrester and Edna Morris

July 20, 2018

Advocates for Children is a giving society of individuals and organizations who have chosen to partner with The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families through a five-year pledge. David Forrester and Edna Morris are members of Advocates for Children.

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Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Opens New Location

June 28, 2018

For nearly 30 years, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been caring for Central Florida’s kids. Now, thanks to a $1 million gift from Dr. Phillips Charities, this trusted name in children’s healthcare has further extended its reach to Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and brings new and enhanced care options closer to home for many patients.

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Health Literacy in Plain Language: The Clifford E. Graese Community Health Library

June 21, 2018

In 2000, the Clifford E. Graese Community Health Library opened on the campus of Orlando Regional Medical Center to help patients, family members, healthcare professionals and community members better understand healthcare through reliable and reputable resources. 

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