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CEO Message

Anthony Degina, CEO

Thank you for choosing Largo Medical Center.

The employees at Largo Medical Center have been proudly serving the community since 1978, offering a broad range of medical services. We continue to evolve and expand to accommodate not only the latest in medicine and technology, but also the growing medical needs of those of you in our community. Our latest expansion was into Clearwater, with the opening of the Clearwater ER – A Department of Largo Medical Center. The Clearwater ER is staffed 24/7 with board certified emergency medicine physicians and experienced nurses. It’s equipped to immediately treat injured people and those afflicted with acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies.

Largo Medical Center is a designated Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). This means we provide clinical education and training to future and current doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, in addition to delivering medical care to patients. Through our affiliations and partnerships with such institutions as Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is our affiliated medical school, the Bay Pines VA Health Care System, and the University of South Florida, we are offering our students and physicians an excellent educational experience.

Patients benefit from teaching hospitals like Largo Medical Center because the academic environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients’ problems. Attending physicians must stay on top of the latest medical developments in order to teach medical students, residents, student nurses and allied health professionals. Teaching hospitals encourage active collaboration among all members of the care team.

Largo Medical Center’s staff is continuously recognized by its patients, their families and by the many accolades we have received from national healthcare organizations. We have been awarded an "A" for Patient Safety, are recognized as a Top Performer for the 4th year in a row, have become one of the first Certified AFib centers in the county and have received the Gold Seal by The Joint Commission.

Largo Medical Center is also an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The hospital has outstanding expert physicians and staff employed in cardiovascular services, the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Pavilion, the Florida Breast Institute, the Florida Spine and Neuro Center, Florida Bariatric Centers, Indian Rocks Rehabilitation, Behavioral Medicine, Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine, Emergency Care and the Sleep Disorders Laboratory. The Transplant Institute Of Florida will begin kidney transplantation this year and the Hepatobiliary Center which just started treating severe conditions of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

The facility is more than a provider of medical excellence; it is a hospital where people come to be cared for and cared about. We encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with our hospital and its services.

Thank you for your interest in Largo Medical Center.


Anthony Degina, CEO
Largo Medical Center