AdventHealth Sebring Unveils $17.5M Heart and Vascular Center Expansion to Provide Expert Heart Care

AdventHealth cut the ribbon on a $17.5 million, state-of-the-art expansion at the Heart and Vascular Center at AdventHealth Sebring. The 24,000-square-foot facility will provide the latest in cardiovascular surgical care for Hardee, Highlands and surrounding counties. The Heart and Vascular Center at AdventHealth Sebring will have 24 private lakefront rooms dedicated to heart and vascular patients, and a fourth additional catheterization lab equipped with the latest in Philips technology, to assist patients in achieving the best possible outcomes following their exceptional heart care.

“AdventHealth Sebring is the only hospital in the Heartland region with access to high-quality clinical excellence for the heart,” said Randy Surber, president and CEO of AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Lake Placid and AdventHealth Wauchula. “We are honored to provide our community with a heart and vascular program that is rated in the top 1 percent nationally, allowing us to recruit some of the top cardiologists to provide the best heart care right here in our community.”

The AdventHealth network of care features the only certified heart and vascular center and Primary Stroke Care Center in the Heartland region. Since the original opening of the Heart and Vascular Center in 2009, AdventHealth Sebring has performed more than 4,300 successful angioplasties.

"We are so excited to provide dedicated heart care to our community through the expansion of the Heart and Vascular Center at AdventHealth Sebring,” said Dr. Thomas Shimshak. “This facility and the fourth catheterization lab will provide our specially trained physicians and nurses the latest in cardiovascular technology to focus our unmatched heart care on the many people in our community with cardiovascular disease.”

AdventHealth Sebring recently received a Leapfrog grade “A” in patient safety for the fifth consecutive year. This is the highest score awarded by the prestigious Leapfrog Group which rates hospitals across the country on patient safety criteria. In fall of 2019, AdventHealth Sebring was also awarded Top General Hospital.

The Heart and Vascular Center at AdventHealth Sebring will open to the public at the end of the month.

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 AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.

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