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A Look at Our Behavioral Health Services

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In addition to the state-of-the-art physical healthcare we offer at University Hospital and Medical Center, we also offer quality psychiatric care at our Center for Behavioral Health. Located in  Broward County, The Center for Behavioral Health is home to 60 beds, a gym, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, and a staff of 13 psychiatrists.

At our behavioral health center, we treat patients of all ages facing a range of mental health problems. We can also help with outpatient drug detox services and offer specialized care for seniors dealing with mental health issues. We offer in-patient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment. Our therapists specialize in several fields, from adolescent counseling to marriage counseling.

If you or someone you love is dealing with mental health issues, contact Universal Hospital and Medical Center. We’ll help you find the best way to proceed with treatment. Find out more about our Tamarac, FL hospital by calling (954) 721-2200.


Symptoms and Treatment Options for Chronic Wounds

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Even a minor injury can turn into a major complication when the wound doesn’t heal on its own. There are a number of different reasons why a wound may remain unhealed, but no matter the cause, seeking treatment is required to avoid further complications. University Hospital and Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center helps treat chronic wounds so you can avoid pain and infection. Does your wound need special attention? Here is what you need to know:

Chronic Wound Symptoms

A chronic, or unhealing, wound is one that doesn’t go away in eight weeks. If your wound isn’t healing well, you may notice a few symptoms. Increasing pain is one of the biggest red flags of a chronic wound. You may also notice that the skin around the wound is warm and red. The wound may also ooze and emit a foul odor. Chronic wounds are most common on the feet, ankles, heels, and calves. For people with limited mobility, chronic wounds are also common on the hips, buttocks, and thighs. It is important to report any of these symptoms to your doctor to prevent further infection. Quick care is especially important for people with diabetes.

Chronic Wound Treatments

There are a number of different treatments your doctor can use to treat an unhealed wound. The right treatment depends both on the nature of your wound and on any underlying medical conditions, like diabetes or immune system deficiencies, that could be interfering with your healing. Whatever treatment plan your doctor suggests, it is important to stick to it closely. Complete healing may require multiple visits and a few different kinds of treatment. You will compromise the effectiveness of your treatment if you don’t follow the plan.

Wounds that don’t heal can lead to serious skin infections. Don’t let a wound turn into a medical emergency. Schedule a visit to the University Hospital and Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center. At our Tamarac, FL hospital, we also have a full-service ER, behavioral health services, and more. Discover everything we have to offer by calling (954) 721-2200.

The Advantages of Choosing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

For many patients with back pain, the idea of having spine surgery is worrying. They become concerned about pain associated with surgery and the lengthy recovery period. Minimally invasive spine surgery makes the process easier to tolerate. This video explains more.

With minimally invasive spine surgery, doctors can correct your spine issue with smaller incisions and less disruption to tissue and muscles. As a result, post-surgical pain is much less, and recovery is much faster. This approach is favored by many doctors and patients alike whenever it is possible.

At University Hospital and Medical Center, we offer minimally invasive surgeries for a number of different conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility also includes an emergency room, behavioral health services, and much more. To learn how our Tamarac, FL hospital can help you, call (954) 721-2200.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!


The physicians, staff and volunteers at University Hospital & Medical Center would like to wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!  Be sure to celebrate this day with your loved ones and remember to give thanks for the good in your life and for others.

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.

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