Health Care Wellness

AdventHealth North Pinellas’ Transitional Care Unit nationally recognized for overall quality from Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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(August, 10, 2021) Tarpon Springs, FL – AdventHealth North Pinellas’ Transitional Care Unit (TCU) has once again remained the only short-term skilled nursing facility in Pinellas County to achieve a 5-star CMS rating, the highest rating possible for overall quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The prestigious recognition is based on health inspections, staffing, and quality of patient care.

“Our world-class team members are deeply committed to delivering convenient and unparalleled healing to the community,” said Jason Dunkel, President, and CEO for AdventHealth North Pinellas. “This prestigious recognition in addition to AdventHealth North Pinellas’ recent hospital CMS 5-star rating is an indicator that we are delivering prestigious care for all patients.”

The 32-bed unit is uniquely designed to offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies 7 days a week. It is conveniently located within the hospital and provides access to highly trained physicians and therapists, who use leading-edge technology and innovative techniques.

“When patients are in our care, they can trust our team members are focused on providing the most compassionate, high-quality care possible,” said Tory Flood, Senior Director of the Transitional Care Unit at AdventHealth North Pinellas. “Our ‘compassionate first’ mentality has allowed us to become the premier destination for transitional health care services in Pinellas County. This is a remarkable achievement.”

Because the environment patients recover in is just as important as the care they receive, the transitional care unit also provides 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 on the path to a fast, healthy recovery.

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 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.