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South Bay Hospital

Emergency Care

Emergency Room serving Sun City Community

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Over 27,000 medical emergencies were treated last year at South Bay Hospital’s emergency room in Sun City, Fla. We provide emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are equipped to treat a variety of medical emergencies in our ERs, including general, vascular and orthopedic emergency care.

We strive to provide the highest quality care possible in our ER. We have been recognized by the Joint Commission, Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care and the American Heart Association for our excellence in providing care.

If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

ER Wait Times

Our emergency room physicians, nurses and paramedics follow demonstrated best practices to ensure patients receive the best care possible, as fast as possible. The wait times at our emergency room are consistently lower than the national average. Last year our patients were seen in 18 minutes or less on average.

Because of our success in providing urgent care, we now post our emergency room wait times on our website. You can also text ER to 23000 for our current average wait time. Message and data rates may apply. For more information, visit

Is it a Cold or the Flu

Flu season is upon us. Outbreaks can occur as early as October. It is estimated by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized on average for flu-related complications each year.

Over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. At high risk are older people, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions. To reduce the risk of hospitalization due to flu or flu-related complications, the CDC recommends vaccination each year.

To learn more about vaccination programs in your area enter your zip code in the Flu Vaccine Finder.

For more information about the differences between cold and flu symptoms click here.