Vincent A. Sica, CEO

DeSoto Memorial Hospital is one of our most precious community assets and we are determined to provide all of our patients with the best care possible and we will continue to do so now and in the future. Learn More »

Margaret Walston

This hospital is a life-line for our community. And the services provided by professional and caring staff and physicians are exceptional. Learn More»

Colleen Spangler

"My Home Health experience was great. I believe the family-friendly atmosphere was what really helped me recover so quickly. The nurses taught me a lot of patient education. They went way above and beyond for me." Learn More »

Dr. Gregory Arov and Ryan Hentges, ARNP

"We see things in you other people can’t." Providing Interventional Radiology Services at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Learn More »

Dr. Bassam Altajar

"Upon starting my new practice, I elected to do all my stress tests at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. I have truly enjoyed working with everyone here and the best part is my patients being very satisfied with the experienced and qualified staff at the cardiac stress lab and the imaging department." Learn More»

Amanda Gleockler, RN

"I'm so proud to work at such a great hospital where your coworkers are more like family. The services offered at DMH are extensive for a rural hospital but we know our patients need and appreciate being able to stay local." Learn More»

Welcome to DeSoto Memorial Hospital

As we prepare for Hurricane Irma please note DeSoto Memorial Hospital is NOT a shelter.  Please contact the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) at (863) 993-4831 for any questions you may have.    


DeSoto County has only two shelters that are considered safe from a direct impact of a hurricane.

1.  Special Needs Shelter

Applicants must register to use this shelter.

South Florida State College

2251 NE Turner Avenue

Arcadia, FL  34266

Special Needs

The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The registry also allows facilities that provide assistance to individuals with special needs a system to register. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.

Why should you register?
1.) To receive important information from local emergency management officials about evacuations.

You can register on line at

Or download the local application for submission to Desoto County Emergency Management at


2.  DeSoto County Public Shelter

DeSoto Middle School and Gymnasium

420 East Gibson Street

Arcadia, FL  34266

Location:  Corner of East Gibson and LaSalona Avenue, three (3) blocks east of US 17

Upcoming Classes & Events

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