Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Partners with the American Institute of Balance: New partnership will allow the Hospital to offer new services to the community to address dizziness, vertigo, balance, concussion, tinnitus and more
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has partnered with the American Institute of Balance (AIB) to offer new services to the community. The new Balance Institute will be located inside the Therapy department at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and will provide assessments to patients suffering from dizziness and vertigo, balance and fall risk, concussion, hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis.
The American Institute of Balance (AIB) is an academic and clinical training facility for numerous universities nationwide, including the University of South Florida, University of Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. The Institute offers the most advanced diagnostic technologies to evaluate balance and equilibrium to ensure patient’s maximum comfort and evaluation validity. AIB’s professional staff is comprised of a PhD, four Doctors of Audiology (AuD), and two doctoral residents.
“This is an incredibly valuable service for our community,” said Natasha Forbes-Thorne, Director of Rehabilitation at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, “many patients will be helped by having this advanced expertise available right here in their hometown, close to home.”
“We are very excited to be working with Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and are confident that we can provide a truly great comprehensive service through our strategic alliance to benefit our patients and the community,” said Richard E. Gans, PhD, founder of the AIB.
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About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and HealthGrades for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute has received recognition in the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures. The Brain and Spine Institute provides brain surgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive neuro-interventions, immediately responds to acute strokes, has been awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, and is also the only AHCA certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pasco County. The hospital offers advanced MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee and total hip replacement through its Orthopaedic Institute. It also offers 24/7 emergency services including a new “fast track” option, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, the Center for Wound Healing, Sleep Center, Imaging Services, and the Simpson Breast Health Center, providing comprehensive breast health care services. Visit www.FHZeph.org for more information.
About the American Institute of Balance
Founded in 1992 by Richard E. Gans, PhD, The American Institute of Balance (AIB) is a worldwide leader in patient care, research, and professional education in equilibrium disorders. The Institute now has six clinics with locations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Orange Counties. As the largest dizziness and balance center in the US, AIB has evaluated and treated over 100,000 patients including successful treatment of over 9,000 patients with positional vertigo (BPPV). The Institute is also known for its research and professional continuing education for healthcare professionals, providing both on-campus workshops and online courses. The Institute has trained thousands of audiologists, physicians, physical and occupational therapists around the world and throughout the U.S. AIB's mission is to provide consistent, high-quality, evidence-based care in balance health to all persons and to provide professional development to practitioners throughout the world. For more information, visit www.dizzy.com or to schedule an appointment, call 800-245-6442.