AdventHealth and Walt Disney World Resort have expanded upon their two-decade-long partnership by announcing that the former is now the Official Health Care Provider for the resort, as well as the Official Virtual Health Care Provider.
“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 of 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 “World of Wellness,” the health care provider will offer an enhanced experience to make it easier for those who have pre-existing health conditions to plan their vacations, and for guests to receive needed care during their visit.
In addition, AdventHealth also announced that it will build an emergency room at Flamingo Crossings Town Center, which will be staffed by a comprehensive clinical team that includes board-certified emergency physicians and emergency nurses.
“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.”
Other aspects of this renewed partnership include:
- AdventHealth will create a “health care ecosystem” that Walt Disney World guests can access as they plan their trips. New online planning tools related to health and wellness and a dedicated care experience team will help guests meet any needs they have during their stay — like assistance with doctor’s appointments, urgent care services, and medical equipment or prescription delivery to Disney Resort hotels.
- Walt Disney World Resort guests will have facilitated access to AdventHealth Virtual Care, the company’s telemedicine service. Guests can receive care from an AdventHealth physician via their personal computers, tablets, or smart phones.
- Additionally, building on the current Disney touches at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children, the organizations will explore bringing patients and their families “additional welcoming enhancements” at AdventHealth for Children and other company pediatric locations in Florida.
The company will continue to be the Official Health Care Provider at ESPN Wide World of Sports and provide 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 WonderMeetsWellness.com, or check out the announcement video below: