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New Emergency Room Ready to Serve Health Care Needs of Central Pasco Residents

Land O’ Lakes, FL (January 25, 2018) – There is a population boom in Pasco County, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is expanding its health care services to reach the growing number of residents moving into the area. The hospital is opening Florida Hospital ER Central Pasco, a new Emergency Room, on Monday, January 29th, located offsite from the hospital on State Road 54 just east of the Suncoast Parkway.

Construction began last spring on the 18,000 square-foot facility that features a year-round full-service emergency department with 24 beds and state of the art on-site imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound, CT scans and onsite laboratory services. The new emergency room is staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians as well as nurses who specialize in emergency care.

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will also offer ambulance services for patients who come to the Florida Hospital Central Paso ER and need to be admitted to the hospital. The paramedics and EMT’s on board will be Florida Hospital team members who will be able to provide comprehensive, continuous care to patients as they are transferred.

“As the community grows, we are committed to add new health care services and facilities to better meet the needs of the community,” said Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel President & CEO Denyse Bales-Chubb. “Our new Central Pasco Emergency Room, located separately from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, offers the same level of critical care found at our hospital and it’s in a convenient location for residents of central Pasco and northwestern Hillsborough County,” said Bales-Chubb.

The community celebration and Grand Opening event at Florida Hospital ER Central Pasco is Sunday, January 28th, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m at the ER located at 16625 State Road 54, Land O’Lakes, 34638. Residents can tour the facility and enjoy family friendly activities, along with food and entertainment. The event is free but attendees should pre-register at tinyurl.com/FHCentralPascoER.   The offsite Emergency Room will officially open its doors to treat patients on Monday, January 29, 2018.

About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
From state-of-the-art equipment to the most intricate building details, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness. This full-service community hospital has 145 private patient rooms and features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. Since opening in October of 2012, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction, quality and safety. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health services, including surgery, imaging and rehabilitation services and emergency services for adults and children. The hospital features a 50,000-sq. ft. community Health & Wellness Center and a wide range of community offerings such as health and wellness presentations, screenings and events. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel recently completed a massive expansion which involved 111, 993 square feet of new construction and 10,834 square feet of renovation. In the expansion, the hospital increased its number of emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, and surgical suites, added a second Heart Catheterization Lab, and recovery/observation rooms as well as shelled space for future growth. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading, not-for-profit health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state.  For more information, please visit www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System
Florida Hospital, the West Florida Division of Adventist Health System, is a not-for-profit 1,295-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Tampa/Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. It also includes a free-standing ER in Palm Harbor. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit FloridaHospital.com

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