Orlando Health has received approval from the state Agency for Health Care Administration to provide acute hospital-level care in adult patients’ homes.

Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home launches in February 2023. The program will be available to Orlando Health patients who meet specific clinical criteria determined by emergency department and hospital staff. Medical conditions that can be cared for safely in a home-based program include cellulitis, COPD, asthma, UTI, heart failure, COVID-19, pneumonia and gastroenteritis​.

“Hospital Care at Home introduces another option for Orlando Health patients to receive high-quality care in an environment that best facilitates their recovery,” said Jamal Hakim, MD, chief operating officer Orlando Health. “Patients with certain acute conditions can be treated in the comfort of their home with the same level of care and monitoring they would receive within the walls of our hospitals.”

The Orlando Health program is the first in Central Florida to be approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is an expansion of a federal initiative created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase hospital capacity and maximize resources.

This enhanced care model uses portable technology that connects patients to the Orlando Health Patient Care Hub for 24/7 remote monitoring and virtual care by nurses and providers, in addition to in-person nursing check-ins daily.

Acute care registered nurses interested in learning more about Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home job opportunities are invited to join a virtual hiring event on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 from noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.orlandohealth.com/hiringevent


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