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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, Accredited Chest Pain Center, access to lifesaving air medical services, and hundreds of specialists - all in the community you love to call home.

When time is of the essence, we offer special care and comfort for you and your family during a stressful time. From the Emergency Medical Services providers who bring you in, to our staff, the entire pathway of care is integrated and patient-centered — designed to optimize your health outcome.

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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The Stroke Care Experts

Stroke award logoStroke is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. About 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. In 2021, our hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with its GOLD PLUS Get With The Guidelines Stroke award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

UF Health The Villages® Hospital also has advanced certification from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. Our team has the resources and ability to administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a clot-busting drug used for stroke patients who arrive at the ER within a three-hour window from the onset of symptoms.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Chest pain centerAccredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation is the American College of Cardiology’s highest level of accreditation for chest pain centers. This accreditation means we are better equipped, trained and staffed to care for you in case of a heart attack.

More than 730,000 Americans will experience a heart attack each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And one in four of those victims will have a severe enough heart attack to require PCI to open clogged arteries and restore blood flow to the heart.

The PCI designation means that we use a specialized treatment called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)—also known as coronary angioplasty—as the primary treatment for acute heart attacks. PCI is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack. We strive to ensure patients experiencing an acute heart attack receive rapid treatment in the cardiac catheterization lab to minimize damage to the heart muscle.