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About us

HCA Florida South Shore Hospital is a medical facility & ER offering healthcare services, including cardiology and surgery in Hillsborough and Manatee Counties.

Message from our CEO

Thank you for visiting HCA Florida South Shore Hospital's website. At HCA Florida South Shore Hospital, our patients are our family. You may recognize many of our caregivers – they're your neighbors and friends. That's the advantage of receiving care in a community hospital that offers more personalized care. But, what makes us most unique is that we're able to provide this care while being consistently top–rated in surgical excellence.

Since our hospital opened in 1982, we have been committed to providing the highest quality care. We are proud to be nationally recognized in the top 100 of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for surgical care, and recognized 4 consecutive years as a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace.

Time and time again, we show up for your health with a commitment to providing top-quality, patient-centered care. Every member of our team contributes to our strong culture of safety and we are continuously learning, monitoring and addressing areas of improvement. Working with a team of dedicated community physicians, we are committed to being the healthcare provider of choice in the community we serve.

I am honored to lead the great team of caregivers we have, and for the service we provide to the South Shore community. Thank you for choosing HCA Florida South Shore Hospital.

Sincerely,

Cathy Edmisten
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida South Shore Hospital

HCA Florida South Shore Hospital statistics

  • 25,794

    Patients treated

  • 507

    Employees

  • 138

    Bed hospital

  • 49

    Physicians

Leadership
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 Healthgrades and 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.

Our mantra

Be exceptional. Every person. Every time.

HCA Florida South Shore Hospital and its team members live by this message, and we have strived to deliver exceptional care and service to the residents of Hillsborough and Manatee counties since 1982. As a long-standing leader in the local community, HCA Florida South Shore Hospital remains committed to providing advanced medical services, expert healthcare providers and a dedicated care team focused on creating an exceptional experience for every patient, every time.

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