August 18, 2015
PASCO, PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH, FLORIDA -- Medical Center of Trinity announces its plans to open the Palm Harbor ER, a free standing emergency department of Medical Center of Trinity. The Palm Harbor ER is a 24 hour, seven day a week emergency room for adults and kids. Planned opening is for early 2016.
This is will be the fourth free-standing emergency department that HCA West Florida has opened in the Tampa Bay region since 2013. The Palm Harbor ER will join Medical Center of Trinity's Citrus Park ER, which opened in June 2015, Largo Medical Center's Clearwater ER and Brandon Regional Hospital's Plant City Emergency Center.
"These ER's bring full-service emergency care even closer to more communities," said Peter Marmerstein, President, HCA West Florida. "Each has been very well-received by their community and EMS, as they are able to deliver outstanding, advanced patient care very quickly."
The Palm Harbor ER will offer easy, convenient access to emergency care 24 hours a day with all the resources needed for acute care of a serious illness or injury. The free standing ER will provide more advanced emergency services than an urgent care center. This full service ER will also accept patients via ambulance and have on site CT scan, ultrasound, x-ray and laboratory services.
The Palm Harbor ER will be staffed 24/7 by physicians Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and nurses with emergency care experience and certifications. The new free standing emergency room will offer residents of Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas:
- Convenient access from home, school and work
- Shorter wait times
- The same services and level of care consistent with a traditional hospital emergency department
- Warm and inviting clinical environment
- Telemedicine capabilities
- Enables first responders to return much more quickly to the field
- National certification through Medical Center of Trinity
The free standing emergency department will be located on US 19 in Palm Harbor. For more information about the new Palm Harbor ER, call 727-834-4867 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com.