February 17, 2020
Ocala, FL - Residents of Sumter County have additional access to emergent care as Ocala Health opens its new Trailwinds Village ER, a freestanding ER located on 466A at 6131 Seven Mile Dr., Wildwood, FL 34785. The $13 million project employs approximately 30 full-time healthcare professionals.
The 24/7, full service freestanding emergency department features 11 emergency room beds and is capable of caring for all ages. The 11,630-square-foot freestanding ER is expected to serve more than 11,500 patients in its first year.
"While continuing to expand our Ocala Regional and West Marion campuses, we saw an opportunity to bring emergency care closer to the residents of Sumter County," says Chad Christianson, Ocala Health CEO. "Over the last few years, we have seen more patients from Sumter County and Lake County choosing Ocala Health for their healthcare services. We believe this freestanding emergency room will provide our patients a more convenient, higher level experience for emergent care. In order to compliment the emergency care, Ocala Health also has a location in The Villages in which specialists in neurosurgery and complex general surgery are available to see patients. We also have a pre-admission testing space in the area so we can provide convenient, close to care access for patients. We are excited about the opening of Trailwinds Village ER and plan to expand healthcare services in this area so we can best meet the needs of this growing community."
As a means to improve access to local high-quality care, this is Ocala Health's third freestanding emergency department. Ocala Health opened its first freestanding emergency department in Summerfield (Summerfield ER) in October 2016 and opened its second freestanding emergency department (Maricamp ER) on Maricamp Road in Ocala in August 2019.