Orlando Regional Medical Center

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Health News Florida partner station WMFE in Orlando has produced an in-depth series for the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The following is an excerpt from that series.

Post Pulse ORMC To Make Interpreters More Visible

Jun 5, 2017

Orlando Regional Medical Center has more Spanish interpreters today than it did during the Pulse tragedy nearly a year ago. ORMC has 71 Spanish interpreters now, up from 57 last year.

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Dr. Joshua Corsa was at Orlando Regional Medical Center when he got the first alert that a shooting had happened: A page that read TRAUMA NOW.

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  Orlando Regional Medical Center got 44 patients from the Pulse night club shooting.

It’s a Level 1 Trauma Center, and medical staff there were pushed to the limit as they dealt with the onslaught of patients coming from the Pulse nightclub shooting that happened just three blocks away. Medical staff and patients recounted the events of early Sunday morning.

Matthew Gable held on for 10 weeks after his mom’s water broke at less than halfway through the pregnancy.

The family of a man strangled to death by his roommate at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, the Miami Herald reports. Raul Alexander Rios, 32, was being treated in the hospital’s psychiatric ward. His roommate, Alexander Thadeus Jackson, 31, is in jail, charged with murder.

Orlando Health announced Wednesday that it is no longer seeking a partner for merger or acquisition because its own finances are healthy and there is no longer a need, the Orlando Sentinel reports.  While the not-for-profit health-care system had received several proposals, its board decided Monday to remain independent, a decision that goes against the nationwide trend of hospital mergers.  The board also decided to begin a national search for a new

A man who was hemorrhaging a few hours after a colonoscopy tried to drive himself to the hospital, but lost control of his car, killing himself and his wife, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Witnesses say Carl Sala, 63, was speeding and clipped another car while trying to pass, sending his Toyota Camry crashing into a brick wall. Sala’s wife did not drive at night.

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Following a year of falling profits, employee discontent, and the biggest layoff in company history, Orlando Health is reviewing partnership proposals from other health systems, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Orlando Health workers are upset that their paychecks will soon shrink by as much as 20 percent.  Officials for the eight-hospital system have notified workers that across-the-board pay cuts will take effect Sept. 8, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Night differential pay would be cut by more than half, 500 positions will be eliminated, and hours will be cut.

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Although Tampa General Hospital was recently ranked the second-best hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked first last year, Consumer Reports’ new guide puts TGH at the bottom of the list for post-surgery recovery of elderly patients in Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Orlando has not one, but two, of the highest grossing nonprofit hospital systems in the nation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center took in billions of dollars last year they didn’t have to pay taxes on, and that’s causing some to question if they’re doing enough to give back to the community in the form of charity care.