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AdventHealth North Pinellas debuts dedicated orthopedic and spine unit

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Leaders at AdventHealth North Pinellas unveiled a newly dedicated orthopedic and spine unit. The project will help address the growing needs for high-quality orthopedic and spine services throughout Pinellas County. The newly designed space will include 12 private patient rooms and a suite of comprehensive services that will help reduce recovery time and improve patient outcomes.

“Our team of experts are deeply committed to providing exceptional solutions for patients who require care now and, in the future,” said Jason Dunkel, President, and CEO of AdventHealth North Pinellas. “This expansion will not only enhance the current orthopedic and spine services offered to our patients but lead to more unparalleled healing for the communities we serve.”

The nearly 10,000 square foot unit will allow for pre-and post-operative care and is uniquely designed to offer physical therapy five days a week. It’s conveniently located within the hospital and provides patients with access to trained physicians and therapists, who use emerging technology and innovative techniques.

“We look forward to using the advanced space to help care for patients who undergo complex orthopedic and spine procedures while maintaining a high level of compassion,” said Dr. Alan Graves, Orthopedic Surgeon at AdventHealth North Pinellas. “This much-needed expansion will allow us to offer world-class services for patients closer to home.”

Because the environment patients recover in is just as important as the care they receive, the new space mimics a home environment. The unit offers beds with lower rails, allows patients to wear their own clothes instead of hospital gowns, and access to a state-of-the-art gym where patients can get active and heal. An Orthopedic Navigator will also be on-site to support patients every step of the way.

AdventHealth North Pinellas has been recently recognized by the prestigious Leapfrog Group for leading the way in patient safety. The hospital achieved its 18th consecutive “A” grade for preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care.

About AdventHealth North Pinellas

AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, spine care, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted

procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and

Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit

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 Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as seven freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Four Corners 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.

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