Orlando Health Heart Institute Opens
December 2011

Orlando Health is starting something new in patient care for the community. The organization’s newest medical facility, named the Orlando Health Heart Institute, has opened. As part of a new approach to patient care the institute brings together doctors surgeons and clinical staff to provide advanced diagnostic services, the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options, comprehensive education and innovative research.

The Heart Institute reflects Orlando Health’s vision of creating a new model of care,” says Sherrie Sitarik, president and CEO, Orlando Health. “While the Heart Institute will be integrated throughout Orlando Health’s seven hospitals, many of the services will be provided in the new facility designed around patients and their needs.”

The new patient experience includes greater accessibility to clinical experts, more coordinated and collaborated care, advanced diagnostics and more timely results in a centralized downtown campus location.

Inside the Orlando Health Heart Institute patients will find

Mid-Florida Cardiology Specialists and Orlando Heart Center, now affiliates of Orlando Health, Orlando Health Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital, vascular surgery practices, advanced imaging and an accredited cardiac rehabilitation program.

While the heart of the institute is cardiac care, with 150,000 square feet of space, the new building will provide a new model of care for patients in other clinical areas and services as well. The medical facility includes Level I Orthopedics, Outpatient Rehabilitation, specialty multidisciplinary clinics, including diabetes, Pharmacy, Guest Services, Patient Financial Services and other services.

Cardiac Rehabilitation was the first department to move into the new building. During the next couple of months various services and departments will be transferred to the new building, located on the downtown campus, at 1222 South Orange Avenue – across from MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. 

Our diagnostic testing services are now hospital based services.  They are still provided at the same office locations.  The employees caring for you in these areas and the services   rendered will remain the same.  However, billing for services provided in diagnostic  testing areas will come from Orlando Health as an outpatient hospital based test, while  office visits will be billed through Orlando Health Physician Group.   For more detail regarding billing information click HERE or contact our billing office  at 407-351-5384

Directions from 1717 South Orange Ave office: 

  • • Turn right onto Orange Avenue heading north
    • Then turn left onto Underwood St from Orange Ave; enter into the 2nd entrance of the parking garage located on the right. Travel up the ramp to the 2nd floor and take a right towards the Orlando Health Heart Institute parking area. The 2nd floor has assigned parking for Handicap and Coumadin clinic patients.
    • Also located on the 2nd floor is the bridge connecting the parking garage to the Orlando Health Heart Institute. If there is no parking available on the 2nd floor, continue up each level. Once parked, note the color and the number of your parking level.
    • For levels 3 and up, you will take the elevators to the 2nd floor to access the bridge into the Orlando Health Heart Institute. Once you have crossed the bridge take the main elevators to the 3rd floor. Please note that after your appointment your will be given a parking validation. You do not need to pay for parking. Patient drop off is located on the side of the building off Underwood street before the parking garage. Please contact our office prior to your appointment if you are in need of wheel chair assistance traveling from the parking garage to our building or further driving instructions at 407-351-5384.