Ocala Health leadership released details on the continued investment into expansion projects at Ocala Regional Medical Center.
The project at Ocala Regional Medical Center will add nearly 29,000 square feet of new space dedicated to cardiovascular inpatient services. The latest project will include the addition of 34 inpatient beds, bringing the total to 290 inpatient beds. These 34 beds will create a new, dedicated cardiac unit which will include a 10-bed CVICU, 8-bed CV step-down, and 16-bed cardiac procedural. This unit is scheduled to open in December 2020.
Recent projects at Ocala Regional Medical Center include:
- Addition of 34 inpatient beds at ORMC (scheduled to open May 2019)
- Addition of 12 emergency room beds and new entrance to the emergency department, bringing the total to 32 emergency room beds at ORMC (scheduled to open October 2019)
- Comprehensive Stroke Center status (March 2019)
- Addition of two large operating suites and support areas, bringing the total to 13 operating rooms at ORMC (completed December 2018)
- Addition of biplane for interventional procedures at ORMC (completed March 2018)
Since 2012, Ocala Health has made investments totaling more than $277M which represent the addition of 45 emergency department beds, 194 inpatient beds, and 502 jobs for our community. These expansions, along with the addition of a freestanding emergency department in Summerfield in October 2016, exemplify Ocala Health's commitment to adding new services and more access points for residents and visitors of Marion County.
"We continue to invest in advanced capabilities for our facilities so we can provide the level of care our community needs," says Chad Christianson, Ocala Health CEO. "Cardiovascular services is a foundational service at Ocala Health and this investment reflects our continued commitment to deliver the highest quality of care for the cardiovascular patients of Marion County."