TVRH BUILDING FOR EXCELLENCE
The Villages Regional Hospital will open its new North Tower in February in the first of three phases under construction, adding much needed patient beds and additional services. Phases two and three include doubling the size of the present Emergency Department, five more operating and procedure rooms, another catheterization lab, and a Rehabilitation Hospital on the fifth floor. The Villages Regional Hospital that opened twelve years ago with 60 beds is expanding to over 300, with the capacity to add up to about 370 on the current site structure.
TVRH Top Performer in Central Florida
The Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades are two of the nation’s major hospital performance rating agencies that just ranked TVRH among the best in the country respectively awarding The Villages Regional Hospital an “A Rating” and the “Patient Safety Excellence Award”. Central Florida Health Alliance CEO Don Henderson says that TVRH Team’s focus on customers’ satisfaction to patient outcome is the primary goal. He says that these awards are based upon measureable parameters ranging from patient falls to infectious diseases. Receipt of the Safety Excellence award places TVRH in the top 5 percent among the nation’s hospitals in safety, as TVRH joins its sister hospital Leesburg Regional Medical Center as two of only eleven awardees among 250 hospitals rated in Florida.
Keeping Pace with the Villages Growth
While The Villages continues to expand in population as the nation’s fast growing community, TVRH has been working with the its primary partners in the region to achieve excellence in a healthcare delivery system to best serve the community. Henderson says the additional beds and services are much needed to support both the population growth, as well as, the demand for additional services due to the substantial expansion of primary and specialty medical practices. The successful launch of The Villages Health primary healthcare program heighted the requirement of the support of adequate facilities to be an effective partner. The additional beds and services also mean that TVRH is in an expansion in medical and support staff. So Henderson is joined by the TVRH management, the Foundation and Auxiliary in seeking top medical professionals, staff and volunteers to join the team in contributing to the delivery of excellence in healthcare at The Villages Regional Hospital.