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New stand-alone emergency room to open in Summerfield Ocala

Ocala MRMC

Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital’s parent company, Ocala Health, has announced it will open a new $10 million stand-alone emergency room on a three-acre site in Summerfield.

The 10,500 square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational during the first quarter of 2016. It is estimated that it will serve more than 15,000 patients annually and employ 40 full-time healthcare workers.

The decision to open a stand-alone ER in Summerfield reflects the rising trend in these facilities, with the amount doubling in the past five years to more than 400 though out 45 states. They remain open throughout the night, typically have much shorter wait times, located in convenient location and offer the same level of care available as emergency rooms in hospitals. (more…)

Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) celebrated its 1year anniversary

Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) celebrated its 1year anniversary of the hospital’s grand opening on Wednesday (25th February 2015)

During the first year HCCI has treated 2,500 patients, performed close to 200 procedures (including Cayman’s first ever coronary artery bypass graft surgery and first left ventricular assist device heart surgery), started an inaugural internship program, and launched the first Caribbean stroke prevention study.

The new medical facility, founded by Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Shetty, offers affordable, world-class healthcare to Caribbean patients as well as its regional neighbors. Dr. Shetty was Mother Teresa’s physician and was inspired by her compassionate ways. Health City Cayman Islands is part of her response to bring high-quality, affordable healthcare to all in need, especially to those who may not be able to afford it. (more…)