AdventHealth Dade City Opens New Unit to Make Rehabilitation and Recovery Easier for Patients

A woman talks with her physical therapist about her next steps once she's off crutches.

Dade City, FL - AdventHealth Dade City has announced the opening of a new 45-bed Transitional Care Unit (TCU) to provide rehabilitation services for patients recovering from a surgery, acute illness or injury. This specially designed unit is the only one of its kind in Pasco County to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy, and offer in-house laboratory and imaging services for faster results and patient convenience. The new unit will help patients who need additional care as they transition from the hospital to home.

“We are excited to expand health care services at AdventHealth Dade City and fill a need in our community that will make it easier for people to live their healthiest life possible,” said Jason Newmyer, Vice President of AdventHealth Dade City. “Our Transitional Care Unit is another example of our commitment to providing the best care possible.”

Studies show transitional care units can reduce hospital readmissions up to 75%. Unlike many transitional care units, which provide therapy only five days a week, AdventHealth Dade City will care for patients 24-7 and care will be provided by health care professionals who are specifically trained to assist patients with their continuum of care using state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment.

“Even after patients are discharged, some need a little extra care so they’re 100% back on their feet and don’t reinjure themselves once they are home,” said Gwen Alonso, Chief Nursing Officer of AdventHealth Dade City. “We want to provide whole person care that gives people everything they need for a safe transition from the hospital to home.”

Because the environment you recover in is just as important as the care you receive, the Transitional Care Unit is also uniquely designed to provide a nurturing and healing experience. The unit offers beds without rails, allows patients to wear their own clothes instead of hospital gowns, provides 24-7 access to a social services worker, and includes an activities room with scheduled events to encourage patients to get active and on the path to a fast, healthy recovery.


About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.

About AdventHealth Dade City

AdventHealth Dade City is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected system of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the hospital is focused on delivering whole person care through skilled and compassionate caregivers who provide individualized care for body, mind and spirit. The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include, but not limited to, heart care, orthopedics, surgical care, bariatrics, a 24/7 emergency room, and transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s services, visit