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With the goal of expanding access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare across the region, Boynton Beach-based Bethesda Health has merged with Baptist Health South Florida. The union is a culmination of more than two years of due diligence.
Sharing a not-for-profit mission, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West become part of the largest healthcare organization in the region. Baptist Health South Florida is now comprised of 10 hospitals, more than 40 physician practices and approximately 50 outpatient facilities as well as internationally renowned centers of excellence in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
“Our organizations share similar values and a steadfast commitment to providing quality healthcare to our patients,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “Together, as not-for-profit mission-driven organizations, we will enhance our capabilities and carry out our common goal of providing compassionate, patient-focused comprehensive care to our community.”
Roger Kirk, chief executive officer of Bethesda Health, affirms Bethesda’s commitment to serving Palm Beach County for years to come. “During these ever-changing times in the healthcare industry, hospitals across the country are positioning themselves to strengthen their capabilities in patient care and enhance their resources. This partnership with Baptist Health gives our community expanded access to healthcare services,” Mr. Kirk said.
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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
Bethesda Health is comprised of two not-for-profit hospitals, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West, which are supported by the generosity of philanthropic community members through the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. Through community support we have grown to 675 physicians and more than 2,500 employees. Bethesda Health includes Bethesda Health Physician Group, Bethesda Heart Hospital, Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute, Cornell Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, the Center for Women and Children, which includes Level III neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, the Bethesda College of Health Sciences and accredited centers for Stroke, Chest Pain and Heart Failure. Bethesda Hospital is proud to be a part of Palm Beach County’s consortium to provide graduate medical education, in partnership with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Now in its fourth year, Bethesda trains Resident physicians in Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Visit BaptistHealth.net/Bethesda
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October 12, 2017
Starlight Foundation and Michaels have once again been so generous with their donations to our Center for Pediatric Development. This recent gift of crayons, markers, hand puppets, card stock and many other crafting items will provide hours of enjoyment for the children who visit the Center for Pediatric Development. Thank you so much to Michaels and Starlight.
August 25, 2017
A big thank you to the Starlight Children's Foundation for the donation of two cases of books. Roald Dahl favorites: Matilda and The BFG. These will be shared with the children in Bethesda's Center for Pediatric Development. The dedicated staff in the CPD sees more than 100 children each day. Thank you for your donation Starlight! Thank you to the staff of the Center for Pediatric Development at Bethesda for your care and support!
April 26, 2017
Thank you to Michaels and the Starlight Children's Foundation for the wonderful donation of backpacks filled with crafting goodies for our Pediatrics unit at Bethesda. What a great way to make a stay in the hospital a little bit more fun!
January 4, 2017
Bethesda is grateful for the receipt of a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the St. Vincent dePaul Foundation, Inc. The St. Vincent dePaul Foundation has been a faithful supporter of our hospital, most often to our Center for Women and Children. The grant will cover the purchase of new bassinets for the step-down area of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Bethesda delivers more than 3,000 babies each year. Last year, 400 of these babies required care and support in our NICU. The purchase of these new bassinets will be a wonderful addition in a well-used area of the Center. Many thanks to the St. Vincent dePaul Foundation.
December 27, 2016
The Bethesda Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation in the amount of $100,000. This grant was given in support of the Bethesda Heart Hospital's expansion, including a Hybrid Operating Room and the development of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program.The Foundation is most grateful for the continued support of the Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation.
December 23, 2016
The Bethesda Hospital Foundation has received a grant from the Libra Foundation in the amount of $50,000. Since 2009, the Libra Foundation has been awarding a grant annually to Bethesda specifically to assist in the area of indigent care. Bethesda continues to provide medical care to anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Last fiscal year, Bethesda provided $42.9 Million in charity care. We are grateful for this continued support from the Libra Foundation.