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Home Is Where the Heart Is...

If you are like most, this classic phrase invokes images of warmth and familiarity, of comfort and security.

But what do you do when you are away from home and a loved one is injured, or when a family member must travel long distances to receive the level of healthcare he or she needs? At Orlando Health, we believe caring goes beyond medical procedures and high-tech equipment. True healing encompasses the love and support of the entire family.

We provide several options for families that need accommodations close by while their loved ones are patients at our facilities.

Downtown Campus

Dr. P. Philips Hospital Campus

Our Hospitality Homes History

More than 10 years ago, physicians and staff identified the critical need for overnight hospitality accommodations. Shortly thereafter, Hubbard House was built and became the first hospitality home on the Orlando Health campus. Nestled on the corner of Orange Avenue and Miller Street, the Victorian-style Hubbard House is conveniently located near ORMC, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. The second hospitality home, the Cynthia C. & William E. Perry Pavilion was built in 2004. The Perry Pavilion is a 12-guest room facility that is attached to Dr. P. Philips Hospital . These facilities provide lodging in a caring and supportive environment for families who are far from home and whose loved ones are receiving medical care within an Orlando Health hospital.

Before these hospitality homes were built, it was not unusual to find family members of our patients sleeping in the waiting areas, hallways, or patient rooms because they were afraid to move too far from a loved one who was critically ill. Other family members remained because they could not afford an extended stay in a nearby hotel. Orlando Health wanted to help. Our motivation was simple. We wanted to ensure that during prolonged hospital stays, our patients did not feel the loneliness of not having family members nearby and wanted to make it possible for family members to be with loved ones during serious medical situations. This is why the Hubbard House and Cynthia C. & William E. Perry Pavilion were built - to improve patient care and to meet the hospitality needs of hundreds of families each year.

These facilities offer many amenities of home while providing easy access to key hospital areas. Creating a warm and inviting environment for families has been a longtime commitment for Cindy and Bill Perry and many other supporters, who have helped lead this hospitality initiative.