Promise Healthcare, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Hospital in Its Home State: Promise Hospital of Flori

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Promise Healthcare, a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company, expands its industry presence today to 15 facilities in seven states with the grand opening of its first hospital in Florida, its home state. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Promise Hospital of Florida At The Villages, J.L. Hurst Campus, located at 5050 County Road, #472 in Oxford, Florida, was followed by the first tours of the 50,000-square-foot, 40-bed LTAC hospital.

During the ceremony, the new hospital campus was dedicated in appreciation of J.L. Hurst, a longtime respected area resident who shared in Promise’s commitment to expand quality specialized healthcare services in the community and provided the land on which the hospital was built. According to Promise Hospital of Florida CEO Steven M. Klein, FACHE, the hospital will serve physicians and their patients living and working in The Villages and surrounding communities in Sumter and Lake counties as well as Tampa, Orlando and Ocala.

Promise Hospital of Florida specializes in high acuity long-term hospital care for patients suffering from the most complex of medical conditions. The hospital’s distinctive LTAC environment provides acute medical care and aggressive therapy services for patients with unresolved, acute, or catastrophic illnesses, as well as multi-organ disease processes who require an average length of stay of 25 days or more. Promise specializes in acute respiratory/pulmonary care [including ventilator management and weaning], infectious disease management, advanced wound management, complex medical management and treatment.

Promise Hospital features all private rooms with telemetry beds, 32 med/surg beds, an eight-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), four isolation rooms and a fully outfitted operating room suite. Also onsite are two dialysis stations; a wound care suite for the treatment of patients with complex conditions, including Stage III – IV pressure ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, infected surgical wounds, ulcerations of the skin caused by complications of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy; and a full-service respiratory program team of respiratory therapists who manage treatment for patients with complex respiratory needs such as ventilator management, COPD, emphysema, pneumonia and bronchitis.

The hospital’s Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym is designed for therapists to help patients enhance their independence level by training them in cooking, personal hygiene, grooming, and other activities of daily living. Under the direction of board-certified physiatrists, up to three hours of therapy is provided per patient per day. There is also a full-service pharmacy; laboratory; imaging; a Physicians Lounge And Dictation Area; a private residence-style physician room with bed, private bathroom, and amenities; a family consulting room for private consultations with physicians; a multi-media room and a cafeteria.

“The new hospital is modeled after our successful custom design/build of our LTAC hospitals in Bossier City and Vidalia, Louisiana incorporated with special design and patient care nuances with a Villages ‘sense of place’ and convenience for physicians and their patients,” noted Peter R. Baronoff, Chairman and CEO of Promise Healthcare.

Promise nursing staff is ACLS certified and uses a primary RN nursing model for all patients. Its Main Nurses’ Stations feature a complex, integrated computer system that increases patient safety and the communication and efficiency between departments.

“At Promise Hospital critically ill patients with multi-organ conditions are afforded ‘the benefit of extended time’ to effectively hasten recovery and achieve personalized goals,” added Klein. Patients can be admitted from almost any setting for most illnesses or injuries that require a longer hospital recovery period and require physical, occupational or respiratory therapies and/or complex wound care.”

“The addition of Promise Hospital to our already stellar healthcare community means significant benefits and advantages for our community,” noted Dr. Gary Lester, Vice President of The Villages for Community Relations. “Promise Healthcare hospitals are known for their impressive clinical ‘quality’ scores that outperform national averages, especially for its successful ventilator weaning program. We very much look forward to the increased specialized healthcare services and collaboration, making our community’s healthcare services second to none.”

For more information on Promise Hospital of Florida At The Villages, admissions, and physician referrals and affiliation, call (352) 689-6402 or visit For information on Promise Healthcare, Inc., call 561-869-3100 or visit


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