May 18, 2015
Ocala, FL – Ocala Health will expand access to emergency care in Marion County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department in Summerfield.
The three-acre site will include a 10,500-square-foot, one-story facility that will front Highway 441.The 24/7 freestanding ER is expected to serve more than 15,000 patients a year. The nearly $10 million project will feature 12 emergency rooms and will employ approximately 40 full-time healthcare professionals.
“The new Summerfield ER facility represents our latest step to expand health care into the community,” said Randy McVay, CEO, Ocala Health. “We continually monitor development in Marion County, and our hospitals are seeing an increased number of traffic from the Summerfield area. This new facility allows us to deliver care more closely to where our patients and their families live. The new freestanding ER department will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in a more convenient setting for our patients.”