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Florida Hospital North Pinellas Breaks Ground at Palm Harbor Emergency Room
Date:1/7/2016

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located at 1395 South Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at its new off-site emergency room in Palm Harbor, which is slated to open Fall of this year. The 18,500 square foot facility will be located at US Highway 19 North and Highlands Boulevard. The property closed on August 18, and construction on the project is slated to begin later this month.

The new 24-bed facility will be a full-service emergency room (ER) providing emergency care 24- hours a day, seven-days-a-week. The ER will be staffed with physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine, and will also include on-site X-ray, ultrasound, CT-scan, and laboratory services. The ER will add approximately 80 new jobs to the area, and its full capacity is projected at 43,200 emergency room visits a year.

“We are excited to celebrate the expansion of our emergency services in the Palm Harbor community. The Palm Harbor Emergency Room will provide the residents of Palm Harbor and surrounding communities quick access to quality care when they need it the most” said Bruce Bergherm, President & CEO at Florida Hospital North Pinellas.

The main hospital has provided healthcare to residents in Pinellas and Pasco counties since 1927. Florida Hospital North Pinellas is an Accredited Chest Pain Center. It also received the Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The hospital is consistently recognized as one of the safest hospitals in Pinellas County with an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Scorecard.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHNorthPinellas.com.

About Florida Hospital West Florida Region
The Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not-for-profit 1,275-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Tampa/Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FloridaHospital.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13155659.htm.


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