AdventHealth North Pinellas Earns #1 E.R. Recognition

Fla., Hospital tops list of over 200 Emergency Rooms nationwide by US Acute Care Solutions for excellence in patient care

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2019) – AdventHealth North Pinellas earned the #1 Top Performer award for its emergency room by US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), a national provider for emergency department management. The award recognizes outstanding performance for patient care in the Emergency Department for critical indicators such as length of stay, left before treatment occurrences, and arrival-to provider time.

“In an emergency, every second matters. Our team is committed to ensuring our patients receive quality care quickly and have an excellent experience with us,” says Jason Dunkel, AdventHealth North Pinellas President and CEO. “This recognition is a reflection of our team’s dedication for providing the highest level of quality care to those we serve, and our community can feel confident knowing they have two nationally recognized ER’s in the neighborhood when they need us most.”

The hospital’s emergency department was ranked #1 in performance out of more than 200 sites nationwide, and Dr. Jose Barquin, Emergency Medicine physician, accepted the award on behalf of AdventHealth North Pinellas at the USACS Assembly in September. AdventHealth North Pinellas operates two nationally recognized ER’s, one at its main campus in Tarpon Springs and an offsite ER in Palm Harbor. The hospital has started work on its onsite ER renovation project, which will expand the ER to 14,595 sq. ft with 18 private treatment rooms.

USACS is a national physician group that provides emergency department management to more than 200 facilities in the nation. The USACS team is made up of more than 3,000 clinicians and serves nearly 6 million patients annually.

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 and 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 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.