Extra Safety Measures for Your Protection
We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.
Universal Mask Use
Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, and have the personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks for all patients, visitors and team members at our facilities.
Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked upon arrival. Every facility. Every time.
Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.
Separate Waiting and Treatment Areas
Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.
Enhanced Sanitation Measures
If you’ve visited our facilities in the past, you know that cleanliness has always been one of our top priorities. But now we’re taking extraordinary new steps to ensure thorough, frequent and ongoing sanitation measures are happening around the clock.
Providing Cardiovascular Treatment You Can Count On
- Chest Pain Emergencies
Find peace of mind knowing our Chest Pain Emergency Room was designed to help physicians and nurses quickly evaluate symptoms of a heart attack — when every second counts. Accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient care, this program exceeds the most rigorous standards for acute cardiac care.
- Cardiac Catheterization
The five cardiac catheterization labs at AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and staffed with specially trained experts who are ready to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures on the heart. Rest easier knowing that our STEMI team remains on standby with special protocols to deliver emergency heart care at a moment’s notice.
- Cardiovascular Surgery
When you or a loved one needs cardiovascular surgery, you can count on:
- Skilled and caring heart surgeons, nurses, and technicians
- State-of-the-art operating suites and equipment
- One of the most modern and dynamic Cardiovascular Surgery Units for recovery in the Southeast United States
- Solutions for Irregular Heartbeat
If have a heart arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), the Heart Rhythm Center can help. With cutting-edge techniques to diagnose and treat your condition, we’ll help you regain normal heart rhythm, control your heart rate, and prevent blood clots and stroke.
- Interventional Cardiology
You can rely on cardiologists who perform more than 5,000 interventional cardiology procedures each year to help with opening clogged arteries, keeping your blood flowing and heart pumping efficiently.
- Heart Valve Repair
Get care from a team who stays on the leading edge of cardiovascular medicine. Among the first in Tampa to offer many of the latest minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments such as the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the MitraClip procedure, you’re in good hands.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
After a cardiac event, you need to regain and maintain cardiovascular fitness. Achieve it safely using top monitoring and fitness equipment with the support of a caring team that specializes in education, nutrition, and exercise.
The Gold Standard in Heart Care
Putting you first made us stronger. AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, formerly Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, is nationally recognized for heart and chest pain care by the American Heart Association, the Joint Commission, and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute works to provide you better care every day. Consistently among the first in the nation to perform new procedures such as the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the Watchman Procedure, patients at the institute have access to the most recent advances in medicine — bringing you new therapies and technologies before they’re widely available.
To better serve you, AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute’s physicians, nurses, technicians, and staff have worked for more than 20 years to create one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the region. Together they’ve performed over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and over 11,000 open-heart surgeries.
In 1986, Tampa businessman Art “Pep” Pepin awaited a heart transplant. After Pep received his new heart in Texas from a 26-year-old donor, he and his family returned to Tampa and focused their philanthropic interest in making the most advanced heart care available right here at home. The founder of Pepin Distributing Company and a Tampa community leader for decades, Pep put his money where his heart was, as he and his son, Tom, pledged to help our hospital’s new cardiac program grow.
Almost twenty years later, it has become one of the leading programs in the Tampa area. Today, the Pepin Heart Institute combines three decades of experience with leading-edge technology and procedures, with the expertise of the area's finest physicians to bring the best possible heart care to Tampa Bay.
You too can be a part of this legacy. Learn more about how you can support the Pepin Heart Institute and give with heart.