Caring & Professional
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ), formerly East Pasco Medical Center, established in January 1985, is a 154-bed, full-service acute-care facility that has grown from its original 84,000 sq. ft. to over 407,000 sq. ft. today and is still growing to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. FHZ is a Christian, not-for-profit healthcare facility owned and operated by the Adventist Health System with its corporate offices in Winter Park, Florida. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is on the forefront in responding to the healthcare needs of Pasco county. It currently offers open heart surgery in the Heart Institute; private rooms and Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR’s) for moms and families in the newly renovated The Baby Place; better patient/caregiver flow in the all new, fully digital Emergency Department; and a new Surgery Center on the second floor of the new addition offering an all-digital environment to the physicians and caregivers.
The Outpatient/Emergency Center Services area has been newly renovated to offer a peaceful and pleasant environment for patients, family and friends waiting to be served.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills also launched an Electronic Medical Record system to render the hospital paperless. The physician will no longer ask for patient medical records as he/she will have continuous access to medical information from his/her office, hospital or home with the activation of a personal access code.
At Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has our staff of 900 highly trained and qualified professionals, 172 outstanding Board Certified or Board Eligible physicians and 320 dedicated volunteers are committed to extending the healing ministry of Christ. Special services include the Florida Experience Imaging Services Center (with state-of-the-art technology; Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapies;), a Wellness & Fitness Center, FHZ Chapel Home Health, off-site Sleep Lab, Senior (55 and over) Behavioral Care Center and much more. “Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. The skill to heal. The spirit to care.”
Pasco Regional Medical Center, located nine mile north of Zephyrhills in Dade City, is an acute-care center with more than 160 physicians on staff. Pasco Regional is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and was named one of the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for the second time in 2003. Pasco Regional Medical Center is ranked among the Top 5% of hospitals in the nation for general surgery. In 2005, PRMC was the only hospital in the Pasco-Pinellas-Hillsborough region to receive the coveted “lower than expected” rating for “infections due to medical care,” a key indicator of patient safety. This was conferred by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) after an extensive study of 207 in-patient hospitals in the state.
Some of the hospital’s services include diagnostic imaging, a bariatric program for weight loss, a women’s center, pain management, a sleep disorder center, cardiac catheterization, a full range of surgical services and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Pasco Regional Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency care seven days per week along with a Fast Track ER program. This program is designed to reduce ER wait times by allowing patients with less severe conditions to be seen separately from those requiring more critical care services.
For more information about PRMC’s programs and services, please visit their web site at www.pascoregionalmc.com.
Residents also benefit through Florida Medical Clinic’s roster of family practices, physician specialists, dentists and opthalmologists — with several locations throughout Zephyrhills. Additionally, numerous retirement communities and nursing care centers offer independent living, assisted living and intermediate nursing care.