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Southeast Range Complex Cooperative Concept Position Paper
Prepared by the Defense Support Initiatives Committee
Excellent Health Care Choices
Our professional and ethical physicians along with their staff provide complete care in all branches of medical services from family medical, chiropractic, optical and dental services to specialty physicians and surgeons.
The Okaloosa County Health Department
offers two locations within the county; 221 Hospital Dr NE, Fort Walton Beach and 810 E James Lee Blvd, Crestview. These two offices provide public services Monday through Friday with morning and evening hours.
The Okaloosa County Board of Commissions provides a public safety department
with services such as 9-1-1, emergency medical services, emergency communications, and emergency management. The county supports fourteen fire departments and provides evacuation routes and shelters. Marine and fire weather reports are also available as well as general weather conditions.
The Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the state of Florida. Serving the healthcare needs of the Emerald Coast since 1974, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient hospital care to the citizens and visitors of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties. The medical center offers a wide variety of health services from seniors to parents to athletes, including an Intensive Care Unit and a 24-hour Emergency Room. The Fort Walton Beach Medical Center offers an open heart program and a 33 private room Progressive Care Unit. In 2007 the medical center was ranked among the nation's top 5 percent of hospitals by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company. Fort Walton Medical Center earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.
The North Okaloosa Medical Center's mission statement is “people serving people to enhance the quality of life through education, partnership, and healthcare.” From routine outpatient services to sophisticated invasive procedures, North Okaloosa Medical Center offers state-of-the-art health care to 290,000 residents of the Emerald Coast region in Florida's panhandle. North Okaloosa Medical Center is a full-service 110-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. North Okaloosa Medical Center works closely with organizations and individuals in the community to provide education about health and wellness, especially things that can be done to prevent or reduce the risk of serious health problems. Service highlights include: Ambulatory Surgery Center; Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Care (EKG, Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Function Lab); Emergency Department, 24-hour; GI/Endoscopy Lab; Dialysis; Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Imaging (CT Scanner, Digital Mammography, Lithotripsy, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, PET); Interventional Cardiology Cardiac (Cath Lab, Telemetry, PCI); Labor & Delivery, Nursery; Laboratory; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Sleep Center; Special Services (EEG, EMG); Step Down Unit; Stress Tests; Surgery Inpatient/Outpatient); Wound Care. In 2013, North Okaloosa Medical Center was voted as the “Finest on the Emerald Coast” by the Northwest Florida Daily News readers. North Okaloosa Medical Center is located in Crestview, Florida.
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 58-bed hospital located east of Destin in Walton County. Since opening its doors to patient care in January 2003, the not-for-profit hospital has grown steadily and continues to fulfill its mission to improve the health of the community at large, with special attention to service of the poor. The hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical services, including acute care, general and specialized surgery, cardiac diagnostics, joint replacement program, cancer care, comprehensive radiology and laboratory services, rehabilitation, as well as 24-hour emergency care. The newest additions provide comprehensive care to women of all ages, featuring the Olson Women's Diagnostic Center and the Family Birth Place. With over 95 physicians on staff, Sacred Heart continually recruits high quality physicians to the area, including specialists for lung diseases, urological problems, allergies, ear, nose and throat surgery, eye diseases, heart disorders, women's and children's health, interventional radiology and vascular surgery. The healthcare team is complimented by over 200 community volunteers who add a special touch to everyone they meet. The highly trained physicians and staff are dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate care to all, and the patient satisfaction scores consistently rank over 90%.
Twin Cities Hospital is a 65 bed acute care medical facility with all private rooms and the area’s First Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program. Additionally, Twin Cities Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency room staffed by board certified physicians, an intensive care/coronary care unit, a state-of-the-art surgery center, and a variety of additional inpatient & outpatient services. You can find Twin Cities Hospital’s average ER wait time on digital billboards in the community, by texting ER to 23000, or by visiting www.TCHospital.com.
The Joint Commission recently named Twin Cities Hospital a Top Quality Performer—placing them in the top 18% of hospitals nationwide. In addition to other notable awards, Twin Cities Hospital is proud to add this to their list of accomplishments, reinforcing their strong commitment to providing the highest level of quality healthcare to the communities served. The area’s only hospital based Wellness Center, located at Twin Cities Hospital, offers a variety of community based programs throughout the year, focused on current health related topics. Twin Cities Hospital is located at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard in Niceville; for a physician referral or more information call (850) 729-9468 or visit www.TCHospital.com.
Multi-Specialty Physician Group in Northwest Florida (Fort Walton Beach / Destin / Navarre/ Niceville)
Since 1952, White-Wilson Medical Center has been a cornerstone in the greater Fort Walton Beach health care community. White-Wilson is now the largest multi-unit specialty physician group in the region, and is home to more than 75 health care providers encompassing over 20 different medical specialties, from neurosurgery to pediatrics.
What truly sets White-Wilson Medical Center apart is the quality of its physicians and the world-class care they provide. White-Wilson offers comprehensive healthcare for patients with the convenience of one location for the majority of their health care needs; from primary care to specialty care physicians, full service lab to a cutting edge radiology department.
With multiple locations throughout Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre and Niceville, White-Wilson Medical Center is truly a one-stop-shop for most healthcare needs.
List of Specialties and Services - Cardiology; Cardiopulmonary; Cosmetic Surgery; Dermatology; Ear, Nose & Throat/ Head & Neck Surgery; Employer Health & Occupational Medicine; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology; Gynecology; Hearing & Balance; Immediate Care; In-Patient Care; Internal Medicine; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Obstetrics; Orthopaedics; Pain Medicine; Pediatrics; Physical Therapy; Pulmonology; Radiology; Reconstructive Surgery; Sports Medicine and Surgery (Vascular & General). For more information call 850-863-8100 or visit www.white-wilson.com