Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital 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.
Source: South Florida Hospital News