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Main Address:
4200 Sun 'N Lake Boulevard,
Sebring, FL 33872
Phone: 863-314-4466
Fax: 863-402-3110
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center

The Florida Hospital Heartland Division serves more than 100,000 permanent residents in Highlands and Hardee counties. In winter, the population increases by 20 percent. Located in the heart of the Florida peninsula, Florida Hospital Heartland Division has enjoyed a special place in Avon Park and the surrounding communities for 50 years. It is one of the area’s largest employers. In addition to a 111-bed facility in Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Division operates a 50-bed satellite facility in Lake Placid and a 25-bed facility in Wauchula. The division also includes several outpatient therapy centers. With a total of 195 beds, more than 1,100 employees and a medical staff of over 150, Florida Hospital Heartland Division serves 87,000 inpatient, outpatient and emergency visits per year. More than 1,100 babies were born at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center last year. The Florida Hospital Heartland Division is operated in the tradition of Adventist healthcare, which recognizes that total health is achieved through the proper balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Florida Hospital Lake Placid operates the only inpatient mental health unit in Highlands County. Florida Hospital Wauchula became part of Adventist Health System in 1993, providing inpatient, transitional care, outpatient and emergency services in Hardee County.

HIGH-TECH SERVICES

Florida Hospital Heartland Division has some of the very latest in life-saving equipment, including an electrocardiography room, a cardiac cath lab, CT Scanners, and magnetic resonance imaging facility.

EASY ACCESS

Through its relationship with Orlando-based Florida Hospital, the Florida Hospital Heartland Division is linked with one of the largest heart centers in the country. In less than 30 minutes, patients can be transported to the Florida Hospital Orlando medical center via emergency cardiac care helicopter service. Florida Hospital Heartland Division offers a number of community services such as ASK-A-NURSE®, a 24-hour health information and physician referral service. Also, the Lifeline® system provides an immediate link to emergency help for many of the area’s elderly and disabled residents. The Haywood Centers and Hyde Shoemaker Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation, the Mall Walkers Club, several health screenings and various health classes round out the selection of community education programs available.

ECONOMIC BASE

Highlands County is growing at an annual rate of nearly six percent. The area’s mild climate, averaging in the 70s year round, attracts a large number of retirees. Major industries are citrus and dairy farming. The area is known for its production of Tifway 419 Bermuda grass, Florida’s favorite sod for golf courses and other athletic fields. The farming community of Lake Placid provides an idyllic setting for those who enjoy a casual pace of life. The area’s 27 lakes are well-stocked with fish, and are excellent for all types of water sports. Lake Placid grows 80 percent of the world’s caladium bulbs. Wauchula is the county seat for Hardee County. Here, the Peace River runs through some of the country’s richest soil where dairies, nurseries and orange groves provide the area’s economic base.

CENTRAL LOCATION

The central location of Florida Hospital Heartland Division is only an hour or two from such popular Florida cities as Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Nearby attractions include Cypress Gardens and the Bok Tower Gardens. Golf courses and dozens of lakes also offer plenty of outdoor recreation. Location is only one reason for the area’s steady growth. A readily available work force, excellent educational opportunities and relatively low construction and operating costs put it in an enviable position for continued growth.

A PLACE FOR FAMILIES

Plenty of activities are available to residents of Highlands and Hardee counties. Civic clubs and service organizations offer a variety of social events throughout the year. Also, the chambers of commerce in these communities sponsor monthly mixers as well as many holiday events. In addition, South Florida Community College offers a large selection of community activities. Education is important to the progress of these communities. Highlands County has 15 elementary and secondary schools, including a 12-grade Seventh-day Adventist academy. South Florida Community College offers a variety of studies; Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is a clinical site for the college’s student nurses. For those seeking a progressive small-town lifestyle that offers high-tech healthcare in a Christian healing environment, plus a mild climate and recreation opportunities galore, Florida Hospital Heartland Division offers an excellent choice.

SERVICES/SPECIALTIES

ASK-A-NURSE®,
Anesthesiology,
Cardiology,
CAT Scan,
Child Learning Center,
Corporate Wellness Programs,
Diabetes Services,
Emergency Care,
Endoscopy,
Family Practice Medicine,
Cystoscopy,
Gastroenterology,
General Surgery,
Geriatrics,
Gynecology,
Health Education,
Hematology/Oncology,
Home Health,
Infectious Disease,
Intensive Care,
Internal Medicine,
Knee-Hip Replacement,
Laboratory,
Lifeline®,
Lithotripsy,
MRI,
Mammography,
Mental health,
Nephrology,
Neurology,
Nuclear Medicine,
Nutritional Services,
Obstetrics,
Occupational Medicine,
Occupational Therapy,
Ophthalmology,
Oral Surgery,
Orthopedic Surgery,
Otolaryngology,
Outpatient Surgery,
Parish Nursing Program,
Pastoral Care,
Pathology,
Patient Education,
Pediatrics,
PET Scanning,
Physical Therapy,
Plastic Surgery,
Podiatry,
Psychiatry,
Pulmonary Medicine,
Radiology,
Skilled Nursing,
Sleep Studies,
Social Services,
Speech Therapy,
Urology,
Wound Care,
Vascular Surgery.