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Ocala’s new freestanding emergency room opening soon

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 18 for its new 11,000-square-foot freestanding emergency room, which is expected to open in the coming weeks.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at HCA Florida Foxwood Emergency, which is located at 4361 NW Blichton Road, near Highway 27, in Ocala. During the event, attendees will be able to tour the brand-new facility.

2023 HCA Florida Foxwood Emergency - overhead photo of construction site
Construction of HCA Florida Foxwood Emergency (4361 NW Blichton Road in Ocala) began in March 2023. (Photo: HCA Florida Ocala Hospital)

According to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, Foxwood Emergency is “opening soon,” though a grand opening date has not been announced as of yet.

The $11 million freestanding emergency room is expected to serve over 10,000 patients a year while employing approximately 45 full-time healthcare professionals with additional staff.

“When the unexpected happens, you can count on our facility to be here for you,” stated HCA Florida Ocala Hospital in a social media post on January 6.

An extension of the hospital’s emergency services, Foxwood Emergency will be a full-service and fully staffed emergency room with ER physicians, nurses, and other clinicians.

The freestanding emergency room will also feature 11 exam rooms, CT scan, general X-ray, and on-site laboratory services, and the facility is capable of caring for patients of all ages, including pediatrics.

HCA Florida Foxwood Emergency is the fifth freestanding emergency room for HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.

For more information, visit HCA Florida Foxwood Emergency online.

To learn more about HCA Florida Healthcare, which has over 570 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), visit the HCA Florida Healthcare website.