The City of Orlando will proclaim December 10, "Orlando Health 100 Years of Caring Day." The proclamation, which is scheduled to occur in City Hall is in recognition of the healthcare system's 100 years of service to the community.
The healthcare network operates three hospitals in the City of Orlando; Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
Founded as Orange General Hospital, November 5, 1918, the name was changed to Orange Memorial Hospital in 1946 to honor the men and women who served in World War II. The Orlando Regional Medical Center moniker was introduced in 1977 with the consolidation of Orange Memorial Hospital and Holiday Hospital, a facility located a couple of blocks away. In 1989, a portion of Holiday Hospital was remodeled and an adjoining building was constructed to create what is now Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The healthcare network adopted the Orlando Health brand name in 2008.