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Emergency services

The Villages® Regional Hospital is proud to provide the most comprehensive emergency care in the region.

Our state-of-the-art Emergency Department - recently expanded to accommodate up to 50 beds - contains an MI (heart attack) Treatment Center, Primary Stroke Center, and an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation. Additionally, our patients have access to an entire Heart Institute, the area's only neurosurgery team and more than 100 other specialists.

When seconds count, our team of emergency medicine specialists stand ready to support, quickly diagnose and begin treatment for the most challenging conditions. Personal privacy is respected during the course of treatment while prompt access to state-of-the-art equipment and imaging studies allow for accurate and rapid diagnostic capabilities. Specialty referral resources (including our recent academic affiliation with University of Florida Health) are seamlessly integrated throughout emergency treatment, from inpatient admission to post-discharge once patients arrive back home.

It's all just a golf car ride away. We provide a higher level of emergency care with a patient centered model of care.


Primary Stroke Center
The Villages® Regional Hospital has attained advanced certification from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our most recent on-site review for re-certification was in November 2016. Certification as a Primary Stroke Center signifies that the hospital provides the next generation of stroke care and seeks to maintain the high standards set by The Joint Commission.

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, The Villages® Regional 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, we use 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.

Our Team
Our physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine and our staff is specialty trained. We are the only emergency department in the region with access to a neurosurgical team. When looking for the best possible care from the most qualified team, look no further than our emergency room team. Meet our physicians.

Our Facility
The Villages® Regional Hospital includes a 50-bed state-of-the-art emergency department. Built to offer individualized treatment and comfort the moment you arrive, our facility has been specially designed to provide every patient and their family the best care in a beautiful and comfortable healing environment.