Doctors and Hospitals

Doctors and Hospitals


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It’s hard to imagine doctors and nurses that could be any more caring than those at SouthBayHospital in Sun CityCenter.  Shortly after moving my 85 year old mother to Sun CityCenter in May 2013, her health plummeted.  Her long history of varying illnesses, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had at last stressed her body to exhaustion.

Our decision to move my folks to a retirement community in Sun CityCenter from their home in NashvilleTN was based in part upon the close proximity of nearby doctors and hospitals.  I would have never guessed how invaluable this move would become in my mothers life.

She had been under extraordinary doctors in the Nashville market.  They had extended and saved her life countless times, but the stress of going to the doctor’s and hospital’s there became an issue.  Travel and traffic, snow and ice, and the considerable amount of time going between offices had stressed my parents out.

During a visit to King’s Point in August 2013, I found my mother’s health stressed and without hesitation carried her to the emergency room at SouthBayHospital.  Within minutes she was admitted and a battery of test revealed that she was in severe congestive heart failure.  The head nurse and doctor advised me that mother’s condition was grave and her overall prognosis was bleak.

SouthBay features 112 beds with 98 registered nurses and 12 LPN’s that serves as an acute care center with intensive and cardiac care with a 24-hour emergency room and physician referral services.  The extensive list of specialty services ranges from angiographies, hospice and neurosurgery to skilled-nursing beds and oncology treatment. Compassionate care is provided by specially trained professionals who are accustomed to working with the aging Sun CityCenter population

Within days the staff, doctors, and especially nurses became honored and cherished professionals assisting mom’s recovery but more than that they lovingly gained our respect and friendship.  I’m happy to report that my mother is doing much better and once again living it up in her King’s Point retirement community.