Two hospitals: Tallahassee stands at your service for health care | Living Here 2019
Tallahassee is a city known for its rolling hills, live oak trees mingling with the cottages of Midtown and office buildings of downtown, and a pace of life a bit slower than that of our friends south of I-10. But don’t let appearances deceive you. Nestled in Tallahassee are state-of-the-art health care facilities, multiple new emergency rooms, cutting-edge specialist providers, enhanced veterans health services and partnerships that bring the best of health care to our doorsteps.
Advancements in health care are the heartbeat of Tallahassee, one that grows stronger with the addition of every level of care: telemedicine, robotic-arm assisted surgery, 24/7/365 stroke response, pediatric cardiology and more, now available to Tallahassee residents. The combined efforts of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and Capital Regional Medical Center ensure that the highest level of care is also the most accessible.
2020年欧冠赛程表“We have spent time looking at patient needs and demands, and where there are gaps in care,” says Lauren Faison-Clark, administrator for regional development, population health and telemedicine at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. “We’ve asked, ‘What medical care do Tallahassee residents leave for?’ And now we are filling those gaps.”
Here’s a look at what’s at your fingertips for getting and staying healthy in Tallahassee.
Care where you need it
No longer do Tallahasseeans need to drive to larger cities for pediatric cardiology. A partnership between TMH and Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, in collaboration with Tallahassee Primary Care Specialists2020年欧冠赛程表, brings access to high-quality pediatric cardiology care, as well as cardiac diagnostic testing including EKGs, Holter and event monitors and echocardiograms.
TMH also recently expanded its Child Life Program to the northeast Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Center, with the addition of a second certified child life specialist to work with children and families to provide emotional support and help them develop coping strategies for the challenges of hospitalization, illness, disability and loss. TMH’s other certified child life specialist works in the main hospital, advocating for kids and families in the Children’s Center and throughout the facility.
Emergency care is now more accessible than ever before, with the addition of two new freestanding emergency departments in 2019 and 2020. Capital Regional Medical Center will open an ER in northwest Leon County, just north of I-10 on North Monroe street and a similar facility on the southern end of town, near Southwood.
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“The new ER facilities represent our latest step to expand health care into the community,” says Alan Keesee, CEO, of Capital Regional Medical Center. “Our goal is to provide quality care for our patients with little to no wait time. The new freestanding ERs will allow us to provide critical health care services in convenient locations for our patients.”
2020年欧冠赛程表Accessibility and convenience is at the core of expansions in telemedicine as well. Faison-Clark explains, “Hurricane Michael disconnected many from their primary care physician, and our homeless community needs access to care where they are. We have had to evaluate how we can accommodate those needs. We want to provide the right level of care at the right time.”
Thanks to a grant from the Beatitude Foundation, TMH is now able to provide primary care to homeless residents of Tallahassee at the Kearney Center,2020年欧冠赛程表 through a hybrid of an on-site clinic and telemedicine. “Since implementing the program,” says Faison-Clark, “we have seen a decrease in the number of ambulance calls, which tells us we are building trust in the health care system across the community.”
Care that is one step ahead
2020年欧冠赛程表Active Tallahassee residents are now back on their feet faster with the addition of robotic-arm assisted knee and hip surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center.
Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the system to create a personalized, precise surgical plan before entering the operating room, and then make necessary adjustments during surgery.
2020年欧冠赛程表“This system is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy, including less tissue trauma,” says Chesley Durgin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Capital Regional Medical Center. “It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.”
In addition, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s recent opening of the 340,000 square foot M.T. Mustian Center brings 72 intensive care unit beds, 28 state-of-the-art operating rooms, the most advanced imaging and x-ray machines, four interventional suites for neurosurgical and vascular procedures and more to our region.
“In our planning processes, we ask what does Tallahassee need now, and what will we need 10 years from now,” explains Faison-Clark.
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Care that sees the big picture
2020年欧冠赛程表While local health care providers have worked hard to answer your every medical need, they also want to ensure that you don’t have one. By creating programs.
“Ultimately, it comes down to providing the tools for healthy living,” says Faison-Clark.
To meet that need, the behavioral health needs of Tallahassee’s college and university students are now served by outpatient services provided by Capital Regional Behavioral Health Center - University Services. The Intensive Outpatient Program includes 12 hours per week of therapeutic group activities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Therapy, Art Therapy, Educational Group Therapy and Medication Management, ensuring that Tallahassee is a healthy city for all of its residents.
2020年欧冠赛程表Keesee explains, “With our new Outpatient Services geared towards students, we have more opportunities to ensure our patients receive the care they need, when and where they need it.”
2020年欧冠赛程表Once considered a sleepy town in the shadows of high-tech medical care to the east, Tallahassee now stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Just as it’s majestic live oaks, the health care scene of Tallahassee is putting down roots and providing a canopy for all.