Ocala Health
December 07, 2020

OCALA, FL, December 7, 2020 – – Ocala Health held two virtual ribbon cutting ceremonies today to celebrate the completion of major projects at Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital.

The $31M expansion at Ocala Regional Medical Center added nearly 29,000 square feet of new space dedicated to cardiovascular inpatient services. This project includes the addition of 36 inpatient beds, bringing the total to 290 inpatient beds at Ocala Regional Medical Center. These 36 beds create a new, dedicated cardiac unit which includes a 10-bed CVICU, 10-bed CV step-down, and 16-bed cardiac procedural.

“The 36 bed dedicated cardiovascular unit, at Ocala Regional Medical Center, is just the latest demonstration of Ocala Health’s commitment to providing unsurpassed cardiac care for its patients. These spacious, well-appointed, private rooms, combined with the latest monitoring technology and dedicated cardiovascular nursing staff, will provide a safe and comfortable environment for patients during their treatment and recovery.” says Omeni Osian, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Director, Ocala Health.

The $27M expansion project at West Marion Community Hospital added nearly 13,000 square feet of new space. This project includes the addition of a second cath lab as well as the addition of a dedicated 10-bed, pre-post cath lab recovery unit. The completion of this expansion project also includes the addition of two large operating suites and support areas, bringing the total to 10 operating rooms.

“The addition of the 2nd state-of-the art cardiac cath lab and dedicated 10 bed pre/post recovery at West Marion Community Hospital, demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care. This new lab, equipped with the latest generation electrophysiology technology, will also enable us to provide additional treatment options at West Marion Community Hospital for patients who have cardiac arrhythmias.” says Paul Urban, MD, FACC, Medical Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Chest Pain Center, Ocala Health.

“We continue to invest in expansions to our facilities so we can provide the level of care our community needs,” says Chad Christianson, CEO, Ocala Health. “Cardiovascular services is a foundational service at Ocala Health and these investments reflect our continued commitment to deliver the highest quality of care for the cardiovascular patients in the communities we serve. Whether we’re adding beds, services, or new facilities, Ocala Health continues to grow so we can better care for our community.

As recently being named the only top 50 cardiovascular hospital in the region by Fortune and IBM Watson Health, this is further proof that these additional investments and expansions highlight the best in class service Ocala Health provides for our community’s cardiovascular patients. We look forward to continuing to invest in best in class facilities that complement the high quality service we provide.”