Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center

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Not far beyond Florida's north-central border along the winding Suwanee River is Live Oak, FL. The river's namesake county has approximately 40,000 people and is equidistant between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Like Oak is proximate to the intersection two of the state's major thoroughfares,I-75 and I- 10. Known for big-acreage real estate options and an attractive tax structure, recreation includes fishing, canoeing, scalloping, cave diving and immediate access to both fresh and salt water activities. The Suwanee River, a federally designated wild river, is an unspoiled major waterway which runs from the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, winding for almost 266 miles. For additional recreation, the local Spirit of Suwanee Music Park draws big-name musicians (and audiences of up to 20,000) for country and pop music performances almost every weekend. Shands Live Oak is a 15-bed critical access hospital with a 12-bed emergency department and a rural health clinic. Health professionals take pride in providing sincere and comprehensive primary care services possible for this the medical home to area families, nursing home patients and residents of the local retirement village. In particular, the 12-bed emergency department has an excellent reputation and enjoys being a point of pride within the medical community.

Accredited by The Joint Commission, Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center has been meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of Live Oak, Florida, and it''s surrounding communities since 1948. The hospital''s 24-hour emergency department cares for an average of 1,200 patients each month and more than 14,000 patients annually. Other services offered by Shands Live Oak include surgery, respiratory care, radiology, physical therapy, mammography, and a full-service laboratory.