The new Heart Center
Once complete in 2020, our new and improved facility (located on the second floor of The Villages® Regional Hospital) will be the most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratory in the region. Non-invasive procedures will now be performed in the same area as minimally invasive and invasive tests, allowing our team to get more detailed information about your heart quickly and efficiently. The pre- and post-operative patient staging areas will provide privacy and patient comfort. Cardiac procedures and rehab will now be together in one area.
The Heart Center at The Villages® Regional Hospital is the only center in The Villages® with the full backing of a hospital that has earned the highest level of accreditation by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (angioplasty with stent) and Resuscitation.
Now we need YOUR help!! The Villages® Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation is looking for financial partnerships with individuals and surrounding businesses to support this endeavor to continue to provide leading-edge cardiac care to The Villages® community. YOU are the key to making this dream a reality.
We all know that a pilot does not walk up to an unfamiliar plane, jump in the cockpit and take off. A flight simulator acquaints the pilot with the fundamentals of the airplane and then tests him with a series of challenges that may occur suddenly. At The Villages® Regional Hospital we have transformed ourselves in much the same way. The emergent care training dynamic was fundamentally transformed when the TVRH Auxiliary Foundation purchased the SimMan Manikin. At the time of acquisition, this simulator was one of only two in existence worldwide and the only one in the Americas.
Until recently, attempts to simulate real-life emergent care have been difficult to achieve. This manikin is part of a hospital learning laboratory that is being developed for ongoing training. We have zeroed in on two key targets which are critical events in our communities – heart attacks and strokes. Awareness, competence, coordination and efficiency often times are the difference between full recovery and lasting impairment. The TVRH goal is to develop a "Chain of Survival" for these conditions which completes the loop between recognition and treatment in less than 90 minutes. This includes EMS field paramedics who initiate care and phone the hospital to alert a dedicated heart attack or stroke team which initiates the proper care protocols.
SimMan Vascular became a reality at TVRH because of the Support Our Workforce program which was designed by the hospital and funded in 2016 through the generosity of donors to the TVRH Auxiliary Foundation. To become a part of this great program or to see a demonstration of the SimMan Vascular Manikin, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 352.751.8871.
The new 3D Digital Vascular Surgery Suite
The future of minimally invasive surgery is available today at The Villages® Regional Hospital with the 3D Digital Vascular Surgery Suite. This suite provides surgeons with more precise 3D imagery to improve accuracy, lessen the amount of time it takes for each surgery with real-time imaging and get patients back to their lives as quickly as possible.
This hybrid operating room is designed for complex yet less invasive heart and blood vessel treatments. From this single suite outfitted with the latest in technology, multidisciplinary medical teams work together to perform both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures.
With the touch of a few buttons, a doctor can move the system to the table to take pictures of the patient’s anatomy and then move it out of the way to give physicians, nurses, technologists, anesthesiologists and others plenty of room for surgery. The Hybrid OR eliminates the need to transfer the patient between procedures, reducing the risk of procedural complications, infections, and OR time.
The new TVRH free-standing Emergency Department
Between 100 and 125 patients enter the emergency department at The Villages® Regional Hospital every day—averaging 150 during peak season. This volume of patients is what led the hospital to begin construction for a new free-standing 24/7 ED. The facility will include a lab, MRI, and CT Imaging. Other "extras" include USB charging outlets throughout and 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Official groundbreaking for the $15 million project was held in January 2019 and construction is expected to be complete in January 2020. Watch this site for more information as it develops.