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Advent Health Announces Extensive Healthcare Partnership with Walt Disney World Resort

Imagine visiting Walt Disney World, suddenly falling ill, and having a virtual doctor’s appointment followed up by prompt delivery of the medication that you need to your resort. 

Now…what if that ‘one little spark’ of imagination became a reality?

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©Disney – Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort, and Randy Haffner, President and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division

This morning, Walt Disney World Resort and AdventHealth came together to announce the launch of ‘AdventHealth World of Wellness’ – a project aimed at transforming the health and wellness experience of Walt
Disney World® Resort guests. And it sounds AMAZING. 

Resort guests will have access to AdventHealth’s health care resources and services – from in person and virtual doctor’s appoints to prescription deliveries right to your resort, and, once construction is complete, a new AdventHealth ER located at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.

For guests with health care needs ranging from the common cold to a chronic illness, AdventHealth is providing a diverse range of health care services and vacation planning tools to Walt Disney World® Resort guests, both before and during their trips.

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Under a renewed alliance announced today, AdventHealth will become the Official Health Care Provider at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as the Official Virtual Health Care Provider at Walt Disney World Resort.

AdventHealth has had a relationship with the Walt Disney World Resort for more than two decades, from caring for athletes at ESPN Wide World of Sports to being the official healthcare provider of runDisney, and these enhanced resources will expand upon the organizations’ longstanding alliance.

“The health and well-being of our guests as they enjoy a visit to Walt Disney World is very important to us,” said Jeff Vahle, President, Walt Disney World Resort. “This enhanced relationship allows for access to AdventHealth’s services, as needed, should our guests have health care questions both before or during their vacation.”

Through the first-of-its-kind “AdventHealth World of Wellness,” AdventHealth will create an
enhanced experience for Walt Disney World Resort guests that will make it easier for those who
have pre-existing health conditions to plan their vacations and for guests to receive care during their

Today, AdventHealth also announced that it will be building an emergency room located at Flamingo Crossings
Town Center near Walt Disney World, which will be staffed by a comprehensive clinical team including board-certified emergency physicians and emergency nurses. The design of the facility and team member training
will bring an enhanced patient experience for guests, cast members, and community membe4rs who need emergency care.

“AdventHealth and Walt Disney World Resort have enjoyed a longstanding relationship and we are
excited to launch this pioneering initiative, which will allow Resort guests to plan and customize their
vacation around their unique health needs,” said Terry Shaw, President and CEO of AdventHealth.
“Guests can experience the Walt Disney World Resort with the confidence of knowing they are
supported by AdventHealth’s world-class clinical team who is dedicated to providing whole-person, compassionate care to every patient we serve.”

Here’s more on this awesome initiative:

  • AdventHealth will create a health care ecosystem that Walt Disney World Resort guests
    can access as they plan their vacations. New online planning tools around health and
    wellness and a dedicated care experience team at AdventHealth will help meet many needs
    guests might have throughout their stay, such as assistance with doctor’s appointments,
    urgent care services, and medical equipment or prescription delivery to Walt Disney World
    Resort hotels. You can see the beginnings of the site right HERE!!
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests will also have facilitated access to AdventHealth Virtual Care, AdventHealth’s telemedicine service. Guests will be just a few clicks away from being treated by an AdventHealth physician via their computers, tablets or smart phones. This is AMAZING news for WDW guests. 
  • Additionally, building on the current Disney touches at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children, the organizations will explore bringing AdventHealth patients and their families additional welcoming enhancements at AdventHealth for Children and other AdventHealth pediatric locations in Florida.

Needless to say, AdventHealth will also continue as the Official Health Care Provider at ESPN Wide World of Sports, providing athletic trainers for the Sports Complex and medical volunteers for runDisney events.
“From supporting athletes at runDisney events to building the hospital of the future in Celebration,
AdventHealth and Walt Disney World Resort have shared a commitment to bringing innovation and
inspiration to our community,” said Randy Haffner, President and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central
Florida Division. “The AdventHealth World of Wellness, the new ER located at Flamingo Crossings
Town Center and the recommitment to the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children will
build on these successes and ensure every Walt Disney World Resort guest and AdventHealth for
Children patient has the opportunity to experience comforting care.”

To learn more, visit www.WonderMeetsWellness.com.

And don’t miss this video…but grab your Kleenex first….


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