Admissions

Thank you for choosing Highlands Regional for your healthcare needs.  Patient room assignments are based upon the admitting diagnosis and bed availability on the day of admission.

Personal items and valuables
We recommend that you bring a few items from home to make your stay here a little more comfortable, including comfortable shorts and shirts, pillows and slippers.  We advise that you do not bring valuables with you (expensive jewelry, watches, credit cards and cash).  However, any valuables that accompany you may be stored in the hospital safe.  All valuables retained in the possession of the patient are done so at their own risk.

Mail, florwers and gifts
Mail can be sent to patients at the following address:

For patients of Highlands Regional Medical Center
Patient name and room #
Highlands Regional Medical Center
3600 South Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL  33870

Telephone number  
Telephones are provided in each room with some exceptions.  Your family and friends may reach you by dialing (863) 385-6101 for Highlands Regional Medical Center and asking for your room number.  For your own comfort and that of other patients, we ask that you restrict your incoming calls to the hours between 8 a.m. – 8p.m.      
 
Your hospital team    
We take great pride in our team of medical professionals at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  During your stay,each of these individuals will provide you with the finest care possible, and will work together to ensure that your treatment is well coordinated.    
 
Physicians  
At least one physician will be assigned to your case to follow your progress on a daily basis.  If the need should arise, other physicians may be called as well.  If you are admitted for a non-surgical condition, one of our Hospitalist physicians (a physician specially trained in hospital care) may be directing your care.  These physicians provide care specifically in the hospital.                 
 
Nurses  
Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and patient care technicians are all included on our nursing staff.  Your nursing team will include all of these members who will work together to meet your needs and maximize your comfort.  
 
Resource managers 
Our resource managers are registered nurses charged with assisting you when you are discharged or transferred to another health care environment.  
 
Dietitians  
Our registered dietitians assure proper nutrition during your stay and are available to provide special instructions and education regarding nutrition following your discharge.  If you have special dietary needs, these professionals will work with you as well as others involved in preparing your daily meals.  
 
Ancillary staff  
Other staff members with whom you may come into contact include radiology technologists, physical therapists, laboratory technologists, dietary hostesses and housekeepers.    
 
Volunteers  
The Volunteers at Highlands Regional Medical Center graciously donate their time and energy into assisting in the delivery of care to our patients.  They transport patients and staff the information desks and gift shop.  Our volunteers also deliver mail, reading materials, and flowers to our patients.

Patient comments from their visit at Highlands Regional Medical Center

"Caring,compassionate and professional nursing staff."

"You feel like a part of the family at Highlands Regional Medical Center, kind and caring people."