The verb ‘to spring’ means “to come into being by growth” and I am here to tell you that this facility is well-named. The goal of The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay staff is to foster that growth in each patient – no matter what it takes. My mother and my father both were patients at The Springs and they did indeed leave as “friends” not as former patients. The staff took the time to really get to know my parents and our entire family something that is tragically missing at other short term care medical facilities. The Springs gets it right. At The Springs I witnessed a seamless team of professionals who cared about the progress of their patients. All efforts are patient-centered and all results are a team effort. My dad is not one who likes to be inactive so his hip replacement surgery was not something he was looking forward to. The staff at The Springs worked with him on his rehab goals and he was able to be released sooner than expected! The staff at The Springs does not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ attitude when it comes to patient care. They are well-educated and well respected medical professionals who truly love what they do and it shows. My parents deserved the best care possible and that is exactly what they received at The Springs. Working in the medical field is often times a thankless job where patients in pain are quick to complain and short on respect for the dedicated men and women who serve them 24/7. The Springs is a place where all patients have the opportunity to ‘come into being by growth’ in the hands of a dedicated and talented staff.