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Residents of Sun City Center can rest assured knowing they have access to fine physicians affiliated with world-class medical facilities.

South Bay Hospital

Located in the heart of Sun City Center, South Bay Hospital is a fully accredited, 112-bed hospital providing a wide range of healthcare services. The facility specializes in emergency care, orthopedics, urology, general surgery, gastroenterology, vascular services and cancer care. Compassionate care is provided by specially trained physicians and staff.

South Bay Hospital works to keep the pace with the growing healthcare demands of the community. The hospital is on the frontier of new technology, providing minimally invasive hip replacements, computerized knee replacements, and minimally invasive interventional and vascular procedures.

The hospital’s Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center provides numerous services including digital mammography, ultrasound, physical therapy, occupational and speech therapies, pulmonary therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. The center is also home to Tampa Bay’s only pre-habilitation program, which prepares patients physically and emotionally for surgery.

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital is one of the area’s largest facilities with 959 acute-care beds, 59 rehabilitation beds and 43 surgical suites. Located in Tampa, the hospital serves a 12-county region in west central Florida and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Its transplant program is nationally ranked and is one of the busiest transplant centers in the world. Tampa General is also renowned for its successful treatment of stroke victims and stroke research.

The approximately 6,600 employees are dedicated to adhering to the hospital’s mission statement, which states the hospital’s commitment to providing the residents of west central Florida with excellent and compassionate healthcare.


Manatee Healthcare System is committed to offering affordable, accessible, quality healthcare through its two hospitals: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Conveniently located near I-75, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has become the hospital of choice for many area families. The hospital received accreditation in 2011 from The Joint Commission.

Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center hospital have access to a medical staff of over 400 physicians and allied health professionals with a comprehensive range of specialties and advanced technologies.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center hospital has skilled surgeons whose specialties range from cardiac, gynecological, spine and joint surgeries to reconstructive procedures.

Fellowship trained spine surgeons and orthopedic physicians work side by side with specially trained Orthopaedic nurses and physical therapists at the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center. The hospital is now offering MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology, an innovative new surgical option to reduce knee and hip pain through Partial Knee Resurfacing and Total Hip Replacement.


Women’s Services covers every stage of a women’s life with obstetrics, gynecology and labor to breast health and urology. The Emergency Department at Lakewood Ranch is fully prepared to assist patients of all ages for a wide array of illnesses and injuries 24/7.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers informative lectures, classes and events. For more information please visit our website at

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Manatee Memorial Hospital has served the citizens of the region for over 60 years and continues to be a major provider for the area.

The 319-bed facility has grown in the last few years to nearly doubling its size with the addition of 165,000-square-foot patient tower overlooking the Manatee River.

The hospital offers health services and programs in an innovative, high tech environment. The range of medical areas provided through the hospital is extensive and includes emergency medicine, rehabilitation, respiratory care, cancer/oncology and centers of excellence such as The Manatee Heart and Vascular Center, a Surgery Center that has robotic-assisted surgery using the daVinci robot, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center and Breast Care Center. The hospital received accreditation in 2012 from The Joint Commission.

The Valve Institute at Manatee Memorial opened in 2012 offering a hybrid catheterization lab that includes a combination of catheterization lab and surgical suite with advanced technology in a safe environment. Patients at the Institute are seen by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who provide individualized treatment plans.

Manatee Memorial offers internship and residency programs approved by the Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training.

Manatee Memorial Hospital offers informative lectures, classes and events. For more information please visit our website at:

In addition to these outstanding services, these hospitals host educational programs, support groups and special events for the community.

There are numerous hospitals and medical centers in Sun City Center or within a short drive of it, including St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, USF Medical Center in Tampa, James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton and Bay Pines Veterans Hospital in St. Petersburg. JSA Medical Group, Tampa General Family Practice and Sunhill Medical Center are also in Sun City Center. There are many other excellent medical facilities available and an abundance of physicians, with specialties ranging from oncology and cardiology to dentistry, optometry and ophthalmology.

Residents have access to a number of mental health support groups in Sun City Center, and they will find support for grief, domestic abuse, hospice, respite care and more. The retired and working mental health professionals who make up the Mental Health Advocates of Sun City Center organization work in conjunction with family members and others in the community to raise the level of awareness and understanding of mental health in the senior population.

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