Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Achieves Accreditation for Epilepsy Program
St. Petersburg, FL (March 11, 2022) – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s level 4 epilepsy program has been re-accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers for the 18th consecutive year.
Being recognized as a level 4 program means the hospital can offer a complete evaluation and treatment for epilepsy, including surgery when appropriate. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has the expertise and specialists to offer the most complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as neuropsychological and psychological treatment.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is only one of five adult level 4 epilepsy centers in Florida. “It is because of our team members’ dedication and commitment to excellence that makes this possible,” said John Moore, President of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “Our patients, their family and our community will benefit greatly from this achievement.”
The accreditation lasts for two years from 2022 to 2024.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 16 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs more than 23,000 team members.
Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately ¬¬¬$648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.