New offsite emergency room opening in Brandon is the next step to provide more health care services in the community.
TAMPA, FLA. (PRWEB)
AdventHealth opened a 24-hour, 16-bed emergency room in East Hillsborough County at 305 E. Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, FL on Monday, February 17. AdventHealth is working to close the gap on the lack of direct access, transportation and additional barriers that may prevent families in the community from receiving high quality emergency care. The offsite emergency room is the latest in the company’s robust expansion plans to create a connected network of health care throughout Tampa Bay, and in the Eastern Hillsborough County neighborhoods. Last fall, the company acquired AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Bloomingdale to provide primary and cardiac care to families in Brandon, Lithia, Riverview and Valrico.
“We are excited to expand our network of care to make a significant impact on improving the lives of all we serve,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO of AdventHealth Tampa and AdventHealth Brandon ER. “This is a growing community with growing health and wellness needs, and we want to be part of the solution of making high quality health care easily accessible to anyone in need of care.”
The results of the latest community needs assessment survey show there is a need for additional health care services within the community. By adding this emergency room, families now have direct access to a health care system to assist in meeting their medical needs, close to home. Additionally, the ER will offer a dedicated AdventHealth ambulance to transport patients to the nearest AdventHealth hospital if they have extended health care needs. As part of AdventHealth’s commitment to provide connected care for the community and bring necessary services, the AdventHealth Brandon ER will offer a separate entrance for outpatient imaging which will include x-ray, ultrasound and CT scans, beginning May 2020 – alleviating the need to travel anywhere else for extended imaging care.
The AdventHealth Brandon ER will be staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency care for adults and children. The ER will offer onsite laboratory services so patients can receive real-time results, enabling better diagnosis and treatment.
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.