AdventHealth Ocala Unveils New Emergency Department

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AdventHealth Ocala cut the ribbon on phase one of the $27 million emergency department expansion, February 4, 2019. This phase of the project adds a new waiting room, three trauma rooms, 1 bariatrics room, a new nurse’s station and 20 new private patient rooms. The previous emergency department only offered a few private rooms for patients. Creating all private rooms provides increased infection control and added comfort and privacy for patients and their families when they’re in our care.

“This expansion allows us additional capacity to provide our community with the clinical expertise and an enhanced environment to demonstrate our brand of inspired, compassionate care,” said Joe Johnson, President and CEO of AdventHealth Ocala. “This is just one way we’re investing in our services to strengthen the impact and quality of the health care services we provide to our community.”

The second phase of the expansion begins immediately, and the entire project is slated for completion Fall 2019.

AdventHealth Ocala is committed to investing $124 million over the next five years for additional expansion and equipment at the facility.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth is a 1,810 bed health care system currently comprised of ten acute-care hospitals including AdventHealth Carrollwood, 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. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, AdventHealth at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 45 multi-specialty AdventHealth Physician Group practices, 15 AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens clinics and 6 AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care Centers. The West Florida Division also provides home health care in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, and Polk Counties, as well as parts of Sumter County. For more information, go to

About AdventHealth Ocala

AdventHealth Ocala is a 425-bed acute care hospital with an additional free-standing emergency room location at TimberRidge serving Ocala, Marion County and the surrounding area with 24/7 emergency care, cardiovascular, women’s services including labor and delivery, a Level II NICU, bariatric weight loss surgery and inpatient and outpatient therapy. AdventHealth Ocala also features a certified Chest Pain Center with specific accreditations for atrial fibrillation and heart failure.