St. Lucie Medical Center
For more than 25 years, St. Lucie Medical Center has continued to grow and provide world-class care to the residents of Port St. Lucie.

Knowing When to Go to the Emergency Room

Many people delay seeking emergency care because they assume their medical problem is not serious enough to require it. As a result, their health can deteriorate to the point where their condition becomes extremely serious. St. Lucie Medical Center encourages individuals to err on the side of safety when it comes to health concerns. Even if the emergency care staff determines that your condition is not urgent, they can help you receive the care you need. If you experience any of the following problems, do not hesitate to get professional assistance. 

Knowing When to Go to the Emergency Room - SLMC

You Cannot Move Your Limbs

Loss of limb movement can be attributed to several causes. If you fall from a roof or other high platform and lose sensation in your limbs, you need immediate medical help. Stroke can also cause partial paralysis. If you notice that your arms or legs suddenly don’t respond as normal, seek emergency care as soon as possible.

You Experience Excessive Blood Loss

A large or deep laceration could cause you to lose an inordinate amount of blood. If you sustain a cut that results in unabated blood loss, you should see an emergency care expert. The longer you go without emergency assistance, the more blood you will lose. Extreme blood loss may make you feel weak or dizzy or even cause you to lose consciousness. A particularly deep cut can also lead to muscle or nerve injury, which may also require emergency care.

You Cannot Breathe

Do you suffer from asthma? If so, don’t let a severe asthma attack compromise your health. If you cannot control your breathing on your own, get to an emergency room as quickly as you can. Breathing issues may also indicate issues such as a heart attack or pneumonia. In either case, seeking the assistance of a medical professional is your best course of action.

Would you like to find out more about the conditions that require emergency care? Call St. Lucie Medical Center at (772) 200-2278 to speak with a representative about medical emergencies. Our Port St. Lucie hospital also provides a wide range of services for non-emergency needs. 

The St. Lucie Medical Center Difference

Why should you consider St. Lucie Medical Center for your healthcare needs? This video explains the philosophy of our surgeons and entire medical staff.

Not only are doctors, nurses, and other hospital personnel fully equipped to deal with your medical concerns, but they also have a passion for the people they help. The entire medical staff truly cares for the patients who walk through the doors, and our personnel have a sense of responsibility toward their coworkers. This makes St. Lucie Medical Center a place where the wellbeing of each person is of paramount importance.

St. Lucie Medical Center offers a wide array of services, including spine surgery, arthritis relief, and labor and delivery assistance. For more information on our healthcare options, call our Port St. Lucie hospital at (772) 200-2278.

Robotic Surgery at St. Lucie Medical Center

Surgery is essential for treating especially dire conditions. In some cases, however, invasive treatment can be difficult when dealing with delicate or complex bodily structures. It can also result in weeks or months of recovery time for patients. St. Lucie Medical Center strives to provide a high quality of care for patients with the least number of side effects. That is why we offer robotic surgery for select medical needs.


What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery utilizes advanced medical technology and computer assistance to provide precise surgical care. Patients can rest assured that their procedures are performed under the complete control of their surgeons. However, these surgeons do not manually use the tools necessary for surgery; rather, they direct the tools through a computerized software system that allows the usage of smaller and nimbler equipment. Surgeons can also view the exact placement of these tools through computer imagery.

When do doctors perform robotic surgery?

Surgery for gynecological or urological purposes can be challenging when performed with traditional surgical techniques. Small surgery sites and delicate structures can make it extremely difficult for surgeons to adequately address the medical concerns of patients. For these reasons, St. Lucie Medical Center provides robotic surgery options for gynecological and urological conditions that demand invasive treatment.

How does robotic surgery benefit patients?

Robotic surgery generally involves incisions that are much smaller than traditional surgical incisions. Robotic surgery also offers more precise care. Both benefits typically result in more advantageous outcomes. Patients also often experience fewer side effects, including less risk of infection, pain, and excessive bleeding. These patients can recover quickly and get back to their normal lives.

St. Lucie Medical Center is proud to offer the da Vinci surgical system for patients who are eligible to undergo robotic surgery. To learn more about this treatment option, call (772) 200-2278. Our Port St. Lucie hospital can help you determine the best care services for your medical needs. 

HCA Supports the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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HCA will donate up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

The company is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross and will provide up to an additional $100,000 to match employee contributions to help the people of the Philippines. To make a match-eligible donation to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief, please click here. HCA will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for gifts between $10 and $500 made at this site.

“Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines and to our employees who have family members there,” said HCA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Bracken. “This donation on behalf of our employees is a natural extension of HCA’s mission, which is carried out every day by our nurses, physicians and other colleagues who have dedicated their lives to caring for others.”

In addition, the HCA Hope Fund is supporting the travel, burial and rebuilding needs of employees and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. To apply for assistance, employees should visit and click on the “apply now” button. Established in 2005 to allow employees to help colleagues in need, the HCA Hope Fund provides assistance to HCA employees who have experienced disaster, illness, injury, domestic violence, and other situations. So far this year, the HCA Hope Fund has given $1.9 million to help more than 1,200 HCA employees and their families.

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza - Dec. 7, 2013

St. Lucie Medical Center is proud to present our Winter Wonderland Extravaganza on Dec. 7th from 9 a.m. to noon on the Hospital Patio!

Join us for pictures with Santa, sleigh rides, holiday music, ornament stations, face painting, a cutest elf contest and snow. 

To register for this free event, call (800) 382-3522. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about St. Lucie Medical Center and our services, visit our website.

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza SLMC - Dec. 7 2013

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