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AdventHealth Ocala, formerly named Florida Hospital Ocala and Munroe Regional Medical Center, is an acute care community hospital in Ocala, Florida. AdventHealth Ocala is located at 1500 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, Florida. The medical center provides emergency care, medical services, heart and vascular center, stroke center services, home health care, and pediatrics.
The healthcare facility is owned by the Marion County Hospital District, and has been leased to AdventHealth since 2018. The hospital district is largely funded by the US$213 million paid to the district by Community Health Systems in 2014 for the right to operate this facility. CHS sold their lease to AdventHealth in 2018.
The hospital was founded in 1898 as Marion General Hospital. The impetus for building a local hospital was a man being run over by a horse and wagon. The initial location was a three-story building owned by the publisher of the local newspaper, the Star–Banner, which was lent to the new hospital until 1901.
The hospital operated in makeshift housing until 1915 when additional land was acquired for the hospital to expand. A three-story hospital building was constructed and was able to treat up to 50 patients in an emergency. In 1927, local residents approved a bond issue to build expanded four-story building that could handle 73 patients. It was built on the same site and is still in use today as the northern-most building of the hospital. In 1928, the hospital was renamed to Munroe Memorial Hospital in honor of community leader T.T. Munroe, a local banker, who gathered community support and led the push to expand the hospital. The hospital has undergone extensive expansion over the years. By the early 1960s, the hospital had grown to 130 beds. In 1980, the hospital was again renamed to Munroe Regional Medical Center. The hospital expanded to 323 beds in 1994 and 421 beds in 2003.
- List of AdventHealth hospitals
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- (Munroe Regional Medical Center, 2018)
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