Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital’s West Lobby Re-Opens

Patients can now valet and access newly renovated lobby via 7th St. South

St. Petersburg, FL (May 09, 2024) – Visitors to Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital can now access the main entrance through the West Lobby off of 7th St. South. Patient registration, pre-surgical testing and the blood draw laboratory have been moved to the West Lobby to improve and streamline the patient experience.  Local coffee shop, Kahwa, also offers a variety of coffee and other treats in the renovated space.

“Orlando Health has invested in a variety of ways to improve our patients’ experience.  We are excited to welcome visitors to the newly renovated West Lobby and look forward to advancing our commitment to the St. Petersburg community with quality service,” said Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Gilbert. “We believe changes like these, in addition to our focus on delivering quality patient care, contributed to a higher score on the latest Leapfrog Group assessment of local hospitals.”     

The West Lobby entrance closed last September for renovations. During renovations, patients had to access the hospital via a pedestrian bridge that connects the 2nd floor of the West Parking Garage to the main hospital building. Today this entrance is once again only available to team members.

Patients can take advantage of complimentary valet service at the hospital’s West entrance, or self-park in the West Parking Garage or the East Parking Garage (located off of 6th St. South) for free. The Emergency Room (located off of 6th Ave. South.) remains open to visitors. 

Please see the link below for video of the renovated West Lobby as well as the East Lobby and the Emergency Room entrances (towards the end of the clip). B-roll of construction at Institute Square (located on Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital’s campus) is also included.

Orlando Health - Bayfront Hospital - BRoll - May 7 2024 - Download Link


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,487-bed system includes 33 hospitals and emergency departments – 26 of which are currently operational with seven coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. More than 4,950 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 29,000 team members and more than 1,400 physicians.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients.  The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.

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