LifeCare Health Partners

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The beautiful campus of Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake, conveniently located off I-75 at exit 207, opened in June 2005 and has 40 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 70 physicians. We are accredited by The Joint Commission and Medicare certified.

Our hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospitalization. We are passionate about giving our patients the best chance at recovery from acute injury or illness by providing early and aggressive intervention in a critical care setting.

Our highly skilled treatment team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and therapists across a range of disciplines — physical, speech, occupational, respiratory and psychological therapy. We believe this interdisciplinary approach helps speed physical, emotional and spiritual recovery.

At our hospital, we embrace each of our patients as individuals with a personal history and unique health situation and provide the compassion, support and nurturing necessary to achieve optimal recovery.

Among the many services we offer are:

  • Daily Physician Monitoring / 24-Hour Respiratory Care
  • Comprehensive Wound Care
  • Ventilator Weaning and Respiratory Management Program
  • Post-Surgical Care / Pain Management
  • Radiology
  • Renal Dialysis / Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fully-staffed Inpatient Rehabilitation Team - including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
  • Pharmacy / Laboratory / Nutritional Planning with Clinical Dietitian
  • Internal Case Management / Weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meetings
  • Social Services / Psychological Support

Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake has been recognized by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) for Quality Respiratory Care (QRCR).  This places our facility in an elite set of only 15 percent of hospitals in the United States that have received this award.

We invite you to visit our facility and personally experience the warm and caring environment.  Our staff welcomes the opportunity to share with you the superior clinical outcomes that have been achieved.  To learn more about Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake or to schedule a personalized tour, please call our Admissions Department at (941) 342-3118.

Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental disability, or handicap.


If you or a loved one require medical records from your stay at our hospital, click Here to download the Authorization to Release Protected Health Information Form. This form must be completed in its entirety and signed by the patient or legally authorized representative. Please fax or mail the completed form to attn: Health Information Management Department at the address listed above. An HIM representative will contact you with further instructions.

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Our Locations

  • Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake

    6150 Edgelake Drive
    Sarasota, FL 34240
    Main: (941) 342-3000
    Admissions: (941) 342-3118
    Fax: (941) 342-3250
    Administrator: Robert E. Mallicoat

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At LifeCare Health Partners, we celebrate the successes of our patients as they make progress in their recovery and of our dedicated care teams as they help improve the quality of life for patients. 

“I try to take care of every patient as if they were my mother or father.”

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