SEBRING, FL (October 12, 2012) – Our new alliance with the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare brings a new level of care to Highlands County: the Heart and Stroke Emergency Specialists. Already recognized for their heart and stroke emergency care, this program brings more advanced protocols and techniques, plus real-time consulting with the University's highly acclaimed doctors. This results in better care, better outcomes and a better overall experience for our patients.
This is a unique partnership between Highlands Regional Medical Center and the University of Florida academic health center, UF & Shands to strengthen and improve cardiac and stroke emergency services in in our community.
This means real-time teleconferencing consultations between physicians, continuing education and all other levels of hands-on exchange. Patients can expect more accurate, in-depth diagnoses. Those patients requiring tertiary care will receive preferred transfer benefits to Shands at UF.
UF & Shands is very selective in determining which hospitals with which to partner and extend its programs. UF & Shands handpicked Highlands Regional Medical Center so patients benefit from two great caregivers joining forces.
In an emergency, patients should not start comparing hospital emergency rooms and should feel confident that Highlands Regional Medical Center is best capable of treating a chest pain or stroke emergency.