Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ocala Area Healthcare is Among the Best in the Nation

Healthcare…it’s an important aspect when considering which community to call home. The availability of superior quality healthcare in the Ocala area is one of the benefits of living in On Top of the World Communities.

Ocala has four area hospitals in addition to numerous walk-in clinics and smaller medical centers.

Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has served the Ocala community for over 110 years. A locally owned, community hospital, MRMC currently operates with 421 beds, 2,500 associates, 450 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. MRMC has been recognized repeatedly for its outstanding service in the medical field. Awards and honors include: the Consumer Choice Award (for seven consecutive years), the 100 Top Hospitals® Award for cardiovascular care (the only hospital in the nation to receive the honor ten times), the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence (the only three-time recipient in the state of Florida), the Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission for Diabetes Outpatient Services, recognition as an Accredited Chest Pain Center (one of only 12% of hospitals in the United States), and most recently the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ (given to hospitals in the top 5% in nation for clinical performance) and the list goes on.

Timber Ridge Medical Park, located just minutes from On Top of the World, offers clinics and medical offices for a variety of services, including emergency services (in conjunction with MRMC), radiology, oncology and more.

Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) has been serving the Ocala area since the 1970s. ORMC includes a Joint Care Center, a Women’s Center, a Cancer Center (approved by the Commission on Cancer and affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa), a Bariatric Center (directed by one of the country’s top laparoscopic bariatric surgeons), emergency department and more. ORMC is a 200-bed facility with 300 physicians on staff. Outpatient services are also offered.

West Marion Community Hospital (WMCH), Ocala’s newest hospital located just minutes from On Top of the World, features rehabilitative services, a Breast Health Center, a inpatient Joint Care Center as well as emergency services. WMCH surgeons utilize the state-of-the art Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, a surgical robot used for laparoscopic surgery.

Senior Health Care Center is an outpatient department of ORMC and is located just outside the entrance to On Top of the World Communities, literally a golf cart ride from home. With physicians and nurses on staff, this center offers services to seniors that include primary and specialty care, lab work, case management, pharmacy and nutrition consults and more.

All area hospitals work in conjunction with the world-famous Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville, just 30 minutes north of Ocala. Shands provides medical services in about 100 specialty and subspecialty areas. In addition Shands opened a brand new Cancer Hospital last fall.

Gainesville is also where you will find the region’s Veterans Hospital.

Other outstanding healthcare services that can also be found in Ocala are Hospice of Marion County, Inc. offering comprehensive palliative care, Visiting Angels, providing in-home, non-medical assistance as needed, and The Bridge, providing assisted living services.

Medical Specialists
Ocala may be considered a small town by some, but not where healthcare is concerned. With some of the best medical professionals in the field, you can rest easy knowing that Ocala has what you need in the way of medical specialists. Fields of expertise include: cardiology, oncology, palliative care, speech and hearing, dermatology, physical therapy, diabetes, neuroscience, orthopedics, urology and more.

Located near the entrance to On Top of the World are several retailers with pharmacies; Publix, Wal-mart, Winn Dixie, Walgreens and CVS are literally just a quick ride from home. And with pharmacy networks in place at most retailers, filling your prescriptions while at home or traveling is fast and simple.

Health…It’s about more than just the body.
Being healthy is more than just not being sick. It is a state of being encompassing the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of a person. With this in mind, several local organizations have developed programs to engage the active adult population on multiple levels.

On Top of the World takes pride in offering its residents more health and wellness opportunities with facilities and programs than any other community. The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa is a stunning facility that residents enjoy for their modern fitness programming and exquisite salon and spa treatments. Residents of On Top of the World receive special fitness membership discounts at The Ranch which also include reduced salon and spa rates. There is no other community with a luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness facility located just a short golf cart ride away from your front door.

Additionally, On Top of the World’s Master the Possibilities adult education program aims to keep the mind active. Master the Possibilities offers over 150 different classes every quarter ranging from academic topics, book clubs and fine art classes to healthcare discussions, cooking demonstrations and computer skills.

1 comment:

  1. There is no doubt that the health care centers are best in Ocala, atleast in Florida state. I have been living in Ocala for the last 5 years and meanwhile I had to face some physical problems that were sorted out in a health care center of Ocala.