The Hunter’s Creek freestanding Emergency Department on John Young Parkway is celebrating its first year of service this month.

The Hunter’s Creek ER, a department of Osceola Regional Medical Center, opened its doors on June 16, 2014. The freestanding ER serves more than 300,000 residents and visitors in northern Osceola and southern Orlando counties. Residents of Hunter’s Creek and the surrounding area have more convenient access to additional emergency care and other specialized services provided by Osceola Regional’s physicians. The experienced healthcare professionals at the Hunter’s Creek ER have spent the past year working to become South Orlando’s top choice for caring and convenient emergency medical services.

Unlike other medical facilities in the Hunter’s Creek area, it provides 24/7 emergency services for adult and pediatric patients. The freestanding ER can handle all types of medical situations, from accidents to minor illness to children’s care. The location in northern Osceola provides quicker, personalized service and quality medical care to the area.

The one-story facility cost $10 million to build and covers 10,600 square feet. It has 11 private patient care beds, a separate ambulance entrance, a diagnostic laboratory, and imaging services (including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray). The Hunter’s Creek ER is staffed by some 45 healthcare professionals, including ER physicians. The ER is fully equipped at the same high level of medical technology as the Emergency Department at Osceola Regional in Kissimmee. Emergency transportation to Osceola Regional is also available for patients requiring inpatient hospital care, or who need treatment at the new Trauma Center Provisional Level II at the main hospital.

“We are honored that South Orlando residents are choosing Hunter’s Creek ER for quality and compassionate emergency services,” said Robert Krieger, Chief Executive Officer of Osceola Regional Medical Center. “Our dedicated, experienced staff looks forward to continue to provide healthcare services for many more years to come.”

The Hunter’s Creek ER is located at 12100 John Young Parkway, a few blocks from the JW Marriott and the Ritz Carlton. It is the HCA’s second freestanding ER in Central Florida, with the Oviedo ER near Sanford. For more information, visit