A hospital is an institution for health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment, and often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays. Today, hospitals are usually funded by the state, health organizations (for profit or non-profit), health insurances or charities, including direct charitable donations. In history, however, they were often founded and funded by religious orders or charitable individuals and leaders. Similarly, modern-day hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons and nurses, whereas in history, this work was usually done by the founding religious orders or by volunteers.
Since 1932, Indian River Medical Center has been providing health care for the residents of Florida's Treasure and Space Coasts. Situated on over 80 acres, it has grown to a 335-bed hospital with related facilities that provide a wide range of quality medical care and healthcare services.
Sebastian River Medical Center has proudly provided personalized quality health care to residents of Indian River and South Brevard Counties since 1974. With a staff of more than 120 physicians and over 550 employees, the hospital offers the very latest in technology and services.