South Florida Healthcare System Celebrates Construction Milestone with Kickoff Ceremony
February 2, 2023 – Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital announced today that it has broken ground on its new medical arts building in Marathon, Florida. Slated for completion in 2024, the building will enhance the vision of making Fishermen’s Community Hospital an all-inclusive medical campus, featuring Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care physicians and specialty practices, rehabilitation services, an expanded infusion therapy center and more. This construction milestone comes more than a year after the hospital unveiled the new state of the art facility.
“Baptist Health is committed to supporting the overall health and well-being of the communities in the Florida Keys,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Baptist Health Mariners Hospital. “The groundbreaking of the new medical arts facility will further allow us to provide the best healthcare to all residents and visitors alike.”
The new medical arts building at Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital will span 10,000 square feet, offering specialty services in orthopedics, hand surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology and more. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other rehabilitation services will also be on-site as well as infusion therapy, provided in collaboration with Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health Cancer Care, and multiple treatment rooms for patients.
Fishermen’s Community Hospital has been caring for the Florida Keys community since it first opened its doors in 1962. The hospital was then closed in September 2017 when Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to much of the area. A field hospital was quickly opened to provide uninterrupted care to the community. In July 2018, Baptist Health replaced the field hospital with a modular facility, before opening the brand-new facility in 2021.
For more information, please visit BaptistHealth.net/Fishermens.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.