Ocala Regional Medical Center is a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, with the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. It is a full-service hospital that offers a host of medical services including bariatric and robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services.
West Marion Community Hospital is a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. It offers a full-service emergency department, as well as Ocala’s only inpatient Joint Care Center. Medical services include traditional surgery, radiological services and a variety of outpatient services.
Ocala Regional offers the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer program in Marion County with a dedicated inpatient cancer unit and all ONS certified nurses. Ocala Regional is a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and offers Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, robotic surgery and has a dedicated multi-disciplinary Movement Disorders Clinic.
Ocala Regional and West Marion are both fully accredited by JCAHO.
Marion County, with Ocala at its heart, boasts of winding community pathways that are canopied with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish Moss, Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes Marion County a vacation destination year-round. Marion County has a population of approximately 316,000 and is conveniently located one hour from the east and west coasts of Florida and one hour from Orlando.
Every year thousands of new residents begin calling Marion County home, keeping it among the three fastest growing areas in the nation. The county's welcoming atmosphere makes transitions easy. The variety and affordability of housing ensures that there are homes to suit every taste, lifestyle and budget. Whether the choice is a home in town or in the country, residents are never far from schools, health care providers, churches, shopping and commercial centers, governmental services, cultural and recreation activities and above all, the beauty that nature has bestowed upon Marion County.