New Hospital at TimberRidge Campus
Update on Main Campus Improvements
Frequently Asked Questions
MRMC’s application to build a new hospital at the site of our TimberRidge Emergency Center was approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration on December 2, 2016. The TimberRidge facility, located at 9521 SW State Road 200 in Ocala, will offer comprehensive services including endoscopy, cardiac cath lab, surgery, critical care, intermediate care, a medical/surgical unit and orthopedics with room for additional services in the future. MRMC already serves the area through TimberRidge Emergency Center that sees more than 35,000 patients each year.
We thank our community for their support during the application process, including our patients, physicians, employees, first responders, business leaders and elected officials. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as fall 2017. This site will be updated with more information as it is finalized.
If approved, the TimberRidge facility will offer comprehensive services including endoscopy, cardiac cath lab, surgery, critical care, intermediate care, a medical/surgical unit and orthopedics with room for additional services in the future. MRMC already serves the area through TimberRidge Emergency Center that sees more than 35,000 patients each year.
In 2015, Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) announced plans for improvements in our main campus facilities and equipment. Those plans include consolidating our imaging services, updating and expanding our obstetrics unit, expanding and improving our emergency department and transitioning many inpatient beds to private rooms. For more details on our Facility Master Plan, click here.
Planned renovations and expansions at the main campus continue. MRMC is pleased to report progress in several areas:
What will happen to the TimberRidge Emergency Center?
The TimberRidge Emergency Center will be incorporated into the future hospital as its emergency department.
Will the new hospital replace the current hospital?
No. Munroe Regional Medical Center will continue to serve as our main campus and will provide additional services not be offered at the TimberRidge site (pediatrics, OB, cardiac surgery, trauma, burn, transplant and advanced neurosurgery).
What services will be provided at TimberRidge Hospital?
The future TimberRidge campus will be a full-service acute care hospital. ICU, intermediate, orthopedic and med/surg beds will be available, along with all six surgical suites, full service lab, radiology, cardiology, ER and all other ancillary and support services needed for hospital care. There will a cardiac cath lab and endoscopy suites as well. Pediatrics, OB, cardiac surgery, trauma, burn, transplant and advanced neurosurgery will not be performed at the proposed site. Care for patients needing those services will be coordinated with Munroe Regional Medical Center and other area hospitals.
Are there doctors in the TimberRidge area to support the hospital?
There are many primary care and specialty physicians located in and around the TimberRidge Medical Park already, and it is expected that more will locate there once the hospital is underway. We will have hospitalists to care for inpatients and ER physicians to staff the ER, along with critical care physicians to provide care to ICU patients. We are also recruiting primary care physicians to locate in TimberRidge Medical Park.
What area will the proposed new hospital serve?
Although plans for the hospital are to serve western Marion County, it will be open to any patients who choose to use it. With the many retirement communities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities planned or already operating in the area, the hospitalization use is expected to continue to grow significantly in the years to come.
Will the existing TimberRidge Emergency Center be closed during the construction of the new hospital?
No, current services offered at TimberRidge including the ER, imaging services, blood draw, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, will all remain open and operational.
1500 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471