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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Receives 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Heart Institute at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is in the top nine percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

The method used to select Florida Hospital Zephyrhills as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:
• The number of cardiac and vascular services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services and FHZ offers all of them. These services cardiac catheter lab; cardiac rehabilitation; cardiac surgery; carotid stenting; coronary interventions; electrophysiology; vascular interventions; vascular surgery; and coronary intensive care.
• 30-day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and heart failure
• Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers
• Primary research about women’s healthcare preferences

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease is the number one killer of American women causing one in three deaths annually or about one woman every minute. What’s often though of a “man’s disease” strikes more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.

“With such strong prevalence of heart disease, every woman should know where to find the very best heart care before she ever has an incident,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of The Women’s Choice Award®.

Recently, the Heart Institute at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills was reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, making it the only hospital in East Pasco with this distinction, according to Debbie Moore, RN, RCIS, FHZ’s Chest Pain Coordinator. Additionally, FHZ earned the Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, please visit

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and HealthGrades for providing quality patient care with emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute is recognized for the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures and has received the Gold Plus Award for heart failure from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings including general, orthopedic, gynecology, urology, cardiothoracic and vascular. The Women’s Health Center offers services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers emergency services, a robotics program, Bone and Joint Center, wellness center, wellness spa, rehabilitation, imaging services, and the Center for Wound Healing. Visit for more information.