Baptist Health South Florida and Fishermen’s Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement. The closing of the affiliation is expected to occur June 30, 2017 and is subject to various contingencies and approvals.
Both organizations have compatible not-for-profit cultures committed to quality and community benefit.
“Baptist Health and Fishermen’s Community Hospital share a similar mission of providing high-quality, compassionate care to our communities,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health South Florida. “This affiliation will help to complement the excellent care that Baptist Health already provides at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, and will provide patients in the Florida Keys with expanded access to Baptist Health’s services and physicians across South Florida.”
“We are excited to become a part of Baptist Health South Florida and to continue our work in providing exceptional care to our community,“ said Peter Chapman, chairman of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Board of Trustees. “Baptist Health is known throughout the region for their excellence in patient care and their community-focused mission. We share their vision and look forward to working with our new partner for the benefit of our patients and employees.”
The two organizations signed a letter of intent in November of 2016 and will continue working together on the affiliation.