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Emergency services

A higher level of emergency care. For a community larger than life.

Our state-of-the-art Emergency Room (ER) includes an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, access to over 100 specialists and more - all in the community you love to call home.

UF Health The Villages® Hospital's 50-bed ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our highly trained team of emergency medicine professionals stand ready to support, quickly diagnose and begin treatment for the most challenging conditions. Prompt access to state-of-the-art equipment and imaging studies allow for accurate and rapid diagnostic capabilities. Specialty referral resources are seamlessly integrated throughout emergency treatment, from inpatient admission to post-discharge once patients arrive back home.

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Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

UF Health The Villages® Hospital provides rapid treatment to more than 500 area residents who suffer a stroke annually and has advanced certification from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

The hospital is also designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration for meeting criteria required to provide a high level of stroke care to patients. As a Primary Stroke Center, UF Health The Villages® Hospital has the resources and ability to administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a clot-busting drug used for stroke patients who arrive at the emergency department within a three-hour window from the onset of symptoms.

Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, the Hospital uses a systematic, evidence-based and protocol-driven approach to cardiac patient care, reducing time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack.

PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation enhances patient outcomes because it reflects application of strategies such as early recognition, CPR and defibrillation, early intervention with primary PCI (coronary angioplasty), along with therapeutic hypothermia following a cardiac arrest. PCI is a non-surgical technique for treating narrowed coronary arteries and restoring blood flow to heart tissue. Post-arrest hypothermia treatment can help preserve neurological function in survival by regulating the patient’s body temperature.