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Thursday, September 22, 2022

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital expands with 24,000 square-foot neurological intensive care unit

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Florida Healthcare, has expanded its neurological services through the addition of a Neurological Intensive Care Unit.

The $29 million addition to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital opens on Friday, September 9. In a press release, the hospital stated that the center will add to the array of high-quality care services that are provided to patients.

“We set our sights on bringing the best in healthcare to our community and we’re doing just that,” said Chad Christianson, CEO of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. “The Neurological Intensive Care Unit is the newest addition to our hospital system, which aligns our high level of care with the innovation our patients and their families deserve.”

Christianson continued by stating, “As the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in our community, we are able to restore more lives, allowing them to get back to what, and who, they love.”

The new Neurological Intensive Care Unit will increase access to healthcare, particularly for stroke patients, and it brings more than 54 jobs to the community. Complex stroke patients will now have disease-specific interdisciplinary teams caring for them at all steps in the continuum of care.

The 24,000 square-foot center will feature 36 private patient rooms.

HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala).

For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare webpage.