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AdventHealth Ocala Achieves Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

AdventHealth Ocala has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by the Surgical Review Corporation. AdventHealth Ocala is home to three of the latest da Vinci Xi surgical robots, two of which were purchased since AdventHealth Ocala joined the national hospital system. The achievement highlights hospital surgeons’ clinical expertise with da Vinci robots to provide minimally invasive general, urologic, gynecologic, and thoracic surgeries which shorten the length of hospitalization, reduce recovery times and improve surgical results – helping patients return to a better quality of life faster.

“We want our community to know they do not have to travel outside of Marion County for exceptional, world class surgical care,” said Joe Johnson, President and CEO of AdventHealth Ocala. “We’re home to some of the best surgeons in bariatric and gastroenterology care, using the most advanced robotics equipment available. This recognition highlights the promise we made to this community to elevate care and invest in the technology and the team to deliver the best care possible.”

The distinction acknowledges AdventHealth Ocala and its surgeons as meeting nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation by SRC. AdventHealth Ocala voluntarily submitted to be part of the rigorous accreditation process.

“We have spent countless hours working toward this certification and want to continue to bring only the highest level of surgical expertise to our community,” says Dr. Edwin Menor, Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at AdventHealth Ocala. “As surgeons we are committed to consistently honing our skills and we want our patients to find comfort in knowing they are in the best possible hands during what can be a scary time for patients and their families.”

In addition to the SRC’s distinction, AdventHealth Ocala is an American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) HeartCARE Center of Excellence and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) distinguished three-star rated hospital. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places the hospital among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, visit

About AdventHealth Ocala

AdventHealth Ocala is a 385-bed full-service community hospital that opened in 1898. In August 2018, AdventHealth Ocala became a part of the AdventHealth network. The facility is 640,000 square feet and sits on 15-acres. Within the hospital network there are two 24/7 ER facilities, one onsite and another offsite, to better meet the needs of Marion County. The onsite ER has both an adult and children’s emergency department that has over 50 combined beds with the ability to treat many conditions and injuries. Established in 2002, the offsite ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, is a 24-hour full-service emergency department with 16 private rooms and was the first offsite ER in the state of Florida. The hospital offers many inpatient services including, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, Orthopedic unit, comprehensive cardiovascular surgery unit, and a wound care center. AdventHealth Ocala is accredited The Joint Commission and has received recognition from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. They are accredited by the American College of Cardiology in Chest Pain, Heart Failure, Cardiac Cath Lab, Electrophysiology, Transcatheter Valve Certified and awarded the HeartCARE™ Center designation. They are also a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center as well as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

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 five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase 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, home care, mobile mammography and more. 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 Surgical Review Corporation

Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit

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