Ocala Health opens full-service emergency department
Residents of Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties have additional access to emergency care through the Ocala Health new Summerfield ER. The nearly $10 million project employs approximately 40 full-time healthcare professionals.
Expected to serve more than 15,000 patients in its first year, the 10,500-square-foot facility features 11 emergency rooms, a laboratory, and imaging services, including CT scan, ultrasound and x-ray.
“The new Summerfield ER facility allows us to provide critical healthcare services in a more convenient setting for our patients,” said Chad P. Christianson, CEO, Ocala Health. “We continually monitor development in Marion County, and our hospitals are seeing an increased number of patients from the Summerfield area. This new facility provides emergent care more closely to where our patients and their families live.”
Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 222- bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 94-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County.
The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Level II Trauma Center.
Ocala Health’s outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; a Senior Wellness Community Center; and four surgical and physician specialty practices.
Medical City Dallas Announces Plans for Future Women’s Hospital
North Texas women will soon have a luxurious and spacious option to receive high level, specialized healthcare for a comprehensive range of women’s services. Medical City Dallas has cared for the unique needs of North Texas women, including those with high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, for more than 43 years and begins construction this month on a state-of-the-art Women’s Hospital.
The $125 million Women’s Hospital will add five floors, and will feature a total of 222 private and peaceful patient rooms. World-class and innovative care from experienced specialists will also serve the complex needs of newborns, from delivery to intensive care.
Once the Women’s Hospital expansion is complete it will include: 24 modern labor and delivery rooms, 4 new C-section operating rooms, 84 Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) rooms, 12 spacious women’s VIP suites, 27 women’s medical/surgical rooms, 19 antepartum room, 56 postpartum rooms and 2 floors of physician offices for additional convenient access to specialists.
The upgraded VIP suites will feature a larger bedroom for mothers, a room for families and a spa-like bathroom. The suites will accommodate family for overnight stays, allow easy access to a nursery on the same floor, and also include concierge amenities such as upgraded linens, chef-prepared meals, family meal options and spectacular views of the city.
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All Methodist Healthcare Hospitals Make the Safety Honor Roll
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced on October 31 by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital were three of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and the only reported hospitals in San Antonio to receive an “A” ranking.
“Our caregivers work together to provide care in the safest manner. The ‘A’ scores earned by these three hospitals represent our staff’s diligence in making safety a top priority in patient care,” said Jaime Wesolowski, President and CEO, Methodist Healthcare. Overall, Methodist Healthcare hospitals made the honor roll with Northeast Methodist Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital earning the grade of “B”.
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see all of Methodist Healthcare Hospitals full grades, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.