Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2023) - Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, announces it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Orlando Health to be the official health and wellness partner of Brightline Orlando and station naming partner. Formally presented as Brightline Orlando Station in partnership with Orlando Health, the union aims to elevate community engagement by connecting Florida’s first higher speed rail with one of the state’s top not-for-profit healthcare providers. The integration of Brightline's network with Orlando Health's extensive care network will simplify the patient journey and provide a new level of healthcare access for residents and visitors, medical professionals and caregivers throughout the region. Brightline’s Orlando station welcomes its first guests beginning Sept. 22, 2023.
“The Central Florida community has embraced Brightline and the world-class team at Orlando Health truly represents the very best in both healthcare and corporate citizenship across this region, creating a perfect fit as our Orlando station naming partner,” shares Brightline Senior Vice President Partnerships and Sales Johanna Rojas. “We are proud to make Orlando our Central Florida home as we celebrate this exciting partnership.”
”With this union of Orlando Health and Brightline, we are bridging the gap between well-being and mobility,” said Andrew Snyder, Orlando Health Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. “The partnership will provide easy access to thousands of patients who travel to the area to receive care across our comprehensive healthcare system while also supporting Central Florida’s first high-speed rail system. We’re excited to be a part of this trailblazing agreement.”
As Brightine’s official healthcare partner in Central Florida, Orlando Health’s partnership includes brand representation at Brightline Orlando station, visibility on Brightline collateral and digital platforms and Orlando Health branded trains. Orlando Health is also a pillar in the community, involved in initiatives across Central Florida, which will be leveraged by Brightline as the company develops its own corporate social responsibility initiatives in the region. An official partnership unveiling hosted by Brightline and Orlando Health executives is planned next month as the company ramps up its complete 16 round trip train schedule between Central and South Florida.
Brightline’s Orlando Station is meticulously designed and built through the lens of today’s modern traveler. The 37,350 square foot station is located in Orlando International Airport’s new 80,000 sq. ft. Train Station facility adjacent to Terminal C with direct access to the other airport terminals A and B via the airport Terminal Link (automated people mover) in under five minutes. The Train Station connects directly to the airport’s Parking Garage C, and will provide mobility Brightline’s first and last-mile service, Brightline+, which caters to the unique needs of the Orlando visitor.
For more information on Brightline Orlando Station in partnership with Orlando Health, visit www.gobrightline.com and www.orlandohealth.com.
Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 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 the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system 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 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.
In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.
Vanessa Alfonso, director of media relations at Brightline
Katie Mitzner, director of public affairs
Lisa Maria Garza, media relations manager, Orlando Health
Kena Lewis, APR, Fellow PRSA, assistant vice president public affairs & media relations, Orlando Health