SunTrust Celebrates 80-Year Partnership with $250,000 Philanthropic Investment in Orlando Health

ORLANDO, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlando Health, a community-based network of physician practices, multiple hospitals and care centers in Central Florida, announced today that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has underscored its 80-year partnership with a $250,000 donation for a new patient tower.

The gift was presented by SunTrust Chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr. during a visit to Orlando Health.  The donation supports Orlando Regional Medical Center's new redesign and renovation project – the largest in Orlando Health's history – which is currently under construction.

"At SunTrust, we believe that when you build your communities, you build your bank," said Rogers.  "We have been proud to serve as the primary bank for Orlando Health, and with this donation, we acknowledge its excellence in serving the healthcare needs of Central Florida residents and visitors. We are proud to be a trusted partner as Orlando Health introduces a new model of patient care."

"SunTrust is one of Orlando Health's oldest and most valued relationships. Since 1934, SunTrust has served as steadfast business partners and valued philanthropic investors. We would not be the same organization today without its long history of partnering," said Jamal Hakim, MD, interim president and CEO, Orlando Health.

David Fuller, president and CEO, Central Florida Division, SunTrust Bank and Orlando Health Foundation board member added, "Ensuring that Central Florida's residents have access to quality health care is critical for the success of our region.  As Orlando Health begins the countdown to its centennial in 2018 and prepares for the next 100 years serving our community, we are proud to invest in this important expansion."

Last month, Orlando Health announced it will remain independent and launch a national search for a CEO.  Orlando Regional Medical Center's (ORMC) redesign and renovation project will allow the hospital to foster a new patient experience, including greater accessibility to clinical experts, more coordinated and collaborated care, advanced diagnostics and more timely results.

About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $1.9 billion not-for-profit health care organization, which includes Physician Associates, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in Central Florida, and the area's only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals.  They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; Health Central Hospital, the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which consists of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, South Lake Hospital (50 percent affiliation); and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent affiliation).  Areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and women's health. 

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients.  As of June 30, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $182.6 billion and total deposits of $133.3 billion.  Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels.  The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally.  Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services.  Through various subsidiaries the company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.

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