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Celebrating Steps Toward Becoming America’s Healthiest Hometown®

As we reflect upon 2017, we are grateful for patients like you and inspired by our physicians and staff. Every year we get one step closer to achieving our vision of becoming America’s Healthiest Hometown® – and we are so thankful you are a part of it.

Realizing that vision is no small task. It takes a team of warm and compassionate people to care deeply for you and provide the life changing services you deserve. To meet your growing needs, we opened the new Brownwood Care Center and welcomed eight new physicians, seven new Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants, our fifth Audiologist and our fourth Behavioral Health Therapist. All total, we added 76 new Villages Health team members to our family of over 400 physicians and staff.

We are wholeheartedly committed to living out our mission through service, stewardship, quality and innovation. We are thankful that you consistently give us greater than 98% top box satisfaction ratings. We are also ranked the #1 Physician Group in North and Central Florida by United Healthcare* and perform within the top 1% nationally for Quality Care.

Empowering the entire Villages community to live their healthiest life is our ultimate goal. We are proud to report that our Learning Center provided 2,533 complimentary educational resources to over 11,000 individuals, and our diabetes program added national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to its list of American Diabetes Association accolades.

In 2018, we will break ground on the Center for Advanced Healthcare, a 285,000-square-foot, multi-specialty, state-of-the-art facility connected to a 150-room hotel and conference center – scheduled to open in the spring of 2020. This new facility will provide comfort and convenience to specialty care appointments, outpatient surgery and other critical services.

There is no doubt that the steps we make in 2018 will take us even closer to our vision of becoming America’s Healthiest Hometown.

Thank you for being our patient.

**UnitedHealthcare measured the performance of The Villages Health with The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), a tool developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) that’s used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure the level of care and service.


Protect Your Heart During American Heart Health Month

Learn How in a Free Heart Healthy Course

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women, but also one of the most preventable? That’s right! There are lots of ways to protect your heart against cardiovascular disease and stay happy and healthy.

The entire month of February is American Heart Health Month, and we will do our part to raise awareness.

Here are four ways you can protect your heart and the heart of others this month:

  1. Join us in wearing red on Friday, February 2nd for National Wear Red Day for Women to Prevent Heart Disease.
  2. Schedule your Annual Wellness Exam as a first line of prevention against heart disease. Call your care center or visit the patient portal.
  3. Register to attend one of the free classes (listed below) to learn practical ways to improve your own heart health. These courses are available to you at no cost and are a part of your care plan.
  4. Bring a spouse, neighbor or friend to educate them about heart health – even if they are not a patient! Our Learning Center courses are available to the entire community at no cost.

10 Free Heart Healthy Courses in February

Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention Boot Camp
Wednesday, February 21 at 1:00 PM
Brownwood
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Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 AM
Colony
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Stress Management
Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00 PM
Brownwood
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Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00 PM
Colony
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Understanding Cholesterol
Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM
Mulberry
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Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 PM
Colony
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Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 AM
Colony
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Understanding Hypertension
Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30 AM
Mulberry
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Tuesday, February 27 at 8:30 AM
Colony
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Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 AM
Belleview
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To browse more heart-healthy courses, visit the Learning Center online.

Cardiovascular Services

If you have concerns about your heart, we encourage you to schedule a Wellness Exam with one of our primary care physicians.

In the event you are at risk for cardiovascular disease, we have a team of American board certified cardiologists ready to provide advanced care, disease management and life saving services.

Our cardiology services are open to the entire community, regardless of insurance plan, including Medicare and Medicare Supplement.

For questions, please call 352-205-4032.


Tools to Live a Healthier Life in 2018

With the start of the New Year, like many of us, you have resolved to live a healthier lifestyle. But sticking to those new lifestyle changes is not always easy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get stronger, or just feel better – we are here for you!

The Learning Center offers complimentary courses as a part of your care plan designed to help you reach your health goals. Plus, it’s always easier to stay on track when you have someone by your side. Don’t forget to invite a spouse, neighbor or friend to join you. These courses are available at no cost to the entire community, so feel free to invite anyone you believe will benefit.

Healthy Courses for New Year Resolutions in January and February

Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 AM
Belleview
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Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 PM
Brownwood
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Exercise and Physical Activity
Wednesday, February 7 at 1:00 PM
Mulberry
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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Wednesday, February 7 at 2:30 PM
Mulberry
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Mindful Eating
Thursday, February 8 at 1:00 PM
Pinellas
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Healthy Eating Out
Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 AM
Brownwood
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For a complete list of courses and to see February’s courses, please visit: https://thevillageshealth.com/learning-center.


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Art Minier, Patient at Creekside Care Center