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About us

HCA Florida Highlands Hospital, located in Sebring, Florida, is an inpatient, full-service facility, serving the community with a range of healthcare services.

Message from the CEO


On behalf of HCA Florida Highlands Hospital, I want to welcome you to our website. Thank you for taking your healthcare seriously and learning how you can receive high quality care in a patient focused environment. Our goal is for you to use the website to explore our services and find valuable information to prevent illness, know the signs of medical emergencies, and seek care when needed.

Highlands has been a part of this community for over 50 years. We are neighbors caring for neighbors. With HCA Healthcare at the helm, we have a network of knowledge and best practices to continually advance our care. Since 2017, we have invested over $25 million into facility and technology upgrades to better serve you.

Highlands is committed to growing with the needs of the community. We offer 24/7 Emergency Room services, general and vascular surgery, heart care including interventional Cath lab, Wound Care, and Rehab services. Additionally, we offer the only dedicated senior ER in Highlands County, minimally invasive surgical procedures, the Orthopedic Institute for Total Joint Replacement, and now specialized spine surgery.

The Highlands team is committed to Excellence Always in every patient, physician, and colleague interaction. On behalf of HCA Florida Highlands Hospital, thank you for allowing us to serve and care for you.

Joe Gleason, MHA, FACHE

HCA Florida Highlands Hospital statistics 

  • 36,425 

    Patients treated in 2020

  • 357+


  • 216+


  • 126

    Licensed beds


We are supported by a leadership team committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.

Awards and recognitions

We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as The Joint Commission.

In the community

To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve - and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider - we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

Serving the community

Serving the community since 1965, we have received numerous awards and recognition as a leading healthcare provider in Highlands County and surrounding areas and offer a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Cardiac care
  • Emergency services
  • Imaging services
  • Orthopedic care
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Senior-friendly ER
  • Smart operating suites
  • Women’s health services
  • Wound care

HCA Florida Highlands Hospital has over 200 physicians and surgeons on staff and a host of employed specialists available through the Highlands Medical Group.

HCA Florida Highlands Hospital continues to play a critical role in the economy of Highlands County as a local employer and has, since 1984, paid in excess of $53,000,000 in taxes and continues to pay over $2,000,000 in taxes per year to help improve our community at large.

Hospital history

Since 1965, HCA Florida Highlands Hospital has provided expert, compassionate healthcare to citizens of Highlands and its surrounding counties. Our hospital's history is rich as we have molded and changed since 1965 and continue to concentrate on growing services and adding new technologies to better serve its patients.