Baptist Hospital is our flagship facility and one of America’s most preferred medical centers. The hospital offers a full range of medical and technological services on its sprawling campus, which has expanded over the years to meet the needs of the community. Baptist Hospital recently received approval from the Agency for Healthcare Administration to operate an adult inpatient bone marrow transplant program to support Miami Cancer Institute, which is located on the Baptist Hospital main campus, its service lines and treatment options.
Top priorities include the renovation of the surgical suites to accommodate new technology and increased complexity of surgical cases. At the same time, renovations will be made to patient rooms, as well as common areas, such as the lobby and waiting rooms, to be more functional and suitable for our patients and their families. Environment plays a significant role in one’s healing process, so we have established a dedicated focus to improve our facilities to better each patient’s experience at Baptist Hospital.
As a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, philanthropy makes the difference between what we can do and what we must do to impact the lives of patients throughout our service area. Is Baptist Hospital your neighborhood hospital? Maybe even the hospital where you or your child was born? If so, please join your community and help transform the future of healthcare at Baptist Hospital.
Baptist Children’s Hospital
For more than two decades, Baptist Children’s Hospital has provided outstanding care to patients and families. Today, more than 200 pediatricians and pediatric specialists provide care in every field, including a Pediatric Emergency Department, which is now recognized as the Marta and Carlos J. Arboleya Jr. Children’s Emergency Center.
Despite the current high-quality services already provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, modern equipment renovations are needed to meet today’s standards. Philanthropy will help bridge the gap as we continue to reach new heights of excellence. Excellent care is not enough. We set the bar at extraordinary care.
The modernization and expansion of Baptist Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s footprint has an estimated cost of more than $15 million. While increasing the size of single-family rooms, the reconfiguration will allow family members to more comfortably remain at the bedside so that they may exercise greater control over the environment of their newborn. Evidence shows that a single-family room environment improves the clinical patient experience, enhances the well-being of the babies, and improves clinical outcomes. The new layout will also allow for state-of-the-art equipment, clinical administration and provider spaces.
Every child deserves a chance. Be part of helping our smallest and most vulnerable patients.
Doctors Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables, has provided high-quality medical care since 1949. The 281-bed, acute care facility, is recognized for its services in orthopedics, sports medicine, general surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, geriatrics, intensive care and its modern Emergency Department.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is one of the most critically functioning operational environments in a hospital. Comprised of highly skilled doctors, nurses and specialists, ICU teams are multi-disciplinary and are ready to offer critical care for patients. As the oldest ICU within Baptist Health, the renovation is essential to transform the ICU. The new ICU will be relocating to the 2 West Wing of Doctors Hospital, allowing for a larger footprint, and will include the most technically advanced equipment. Each room will have 24-hour off-site electronic monitoring through our EICU LifeGuard program.
A new ICU is instrumental to ensure that we can continue to offer the best care possible for individuals requiring ICU care. Your DONATION will ensure our physicians and staff will have the tools they need to provide the highest quality care to our most critically ill patients.
Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital, initially built in 1959, joined the Baptist Health family in July 2017 as an all-purpose, critical access hospital offering a 24/7 emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, lab testing and physical and occupational therapy. It is the only hospital on the 80-mile stretch from Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, also a Baptist Health hospital. It has been closed since September 10, 2017, when Hurricane Irma devastated it and the surrounding community.
To ensure the Middle Keys community had access to care in the wake of the storm, Baptist Health opened a field hospital on the Fishermen’s Community Hospital grounds. Considering it a temporary solution to the community’s longer-term needs, Baptist Health confirmed it would make a $3 million investment to replace the field hospital with a custom-designed modular hospital in the same location, with expanded capabilities and staffing that will remain in place until an entirely new facility opens. Baptist Health made the decision to build a new hospital after a thorough review of the Fishermen’s facility built in 1959 indicated a need for approximately $25 million to meet current clinical standards and provide the appropriate environment of care to all patients, caregivers and staff. Even after such a significant repair and retrofitting, it would still be a facility designed and built almost six decades ago.
To make this vision a reality, Baptist Health needs the community’s generosity to achieve its goal of $15 million in philanthropic commitments. Fundraising efforts are still underway for the completely new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, and we are inspired by the collaboration demonstrated by so many members of our community to create a new home for healthcare in The Keys.
Baptist Health and its physicians, staff and volunteers need your support to construct a new Fishermen’s Community Hospital that will meet the needs of a growing Middle Keys community long into the future, and enable our dedicated staff to continue to provide the high-quality, compassionate care they have delivered for the last six decades.
It’s “Our Community. Your Hospital.” Together we can build the future. Take action now.
With specialized services and compassionate care, Homestead Hospital is a beautiful hospital nestled in a small, growing community. It is also home to Baptist Health Rehabilitation, a 23-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit dedicated to providing individualized programs for the care of adult and pediatric patients, ages 4 to 18, who are facing an acute or disabling injury or illness. All rooms are private and include a touch-screen interactive virtual reality platform, adaptive aids that promote functional independence, body-weight support mobility training, pet therapy and access to a meditation garden.
Serving the largest geographical area of any hospital in Miami-Dade, Homestead Hospital is the only hospital located in the lower 18-mile radius of the county. The 142-bed hospital handles 10,000 admissions and 55,000 emergency visits a year. It offers medical-surgical units, an intensive care unit with eICU LifeGuard, surgical services and sophisticated outpatient diagnostic testing that includes digital mammography, MRI and CT scanners. The 24-hour Emergency Center has 44 private treatment rooms, including a trauma room and a Children’s Emergency Room. More than 1,200 babies are born each year in the hospital’s birthing suites.
Hospital emergency departments play a growing role in the U.S. healthcare system, accounting for a rising proportion of hospital admissions and serving increasingly as an advanced diagnostic center for primary care physicians. Raising funds to support Homestead Hospital’s emergency department improvements is essential. These funds will go toward the purchase of new equipment and stretchers. In addition, it will support the moving and reconstruction of the current observation waiting area to build a larger sub-waiting area, allowing our patients to be more comfortable while awaiting consultation.
You are our partners. You have helped us build and expand our facilities to better meet the needs of our diverse and growing community. Nobody wants to come to the hospital as a patient—especially through the emergency department. With your help, that journey could be a little less stressful. Please GIVE NOW.
Mariners Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital, is the only hospital serving the Upper Florida Keys, a geographic area south of Miami that stretches for 37 miles across islands and water. The not-for-profit hospital has been a community resource since 1962, when it opened as a nine-bed facility. Today, the hospital offers a robust array of services including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging tests, physical therapy, speech therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation. Mariners is the only hospital in the Florida Keys to offer medical oncology services and has the only hospital-based hyperbaric chamber in the Keys.
There’s never a good time to need emergency care, but if you do, it’s reassuring to know the Emergency Center at Mariners Hospital is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospital is currently fundraising for the crucial expansion its emergency center. The two-year project will help the hospital maximize efficiency, meet growing patient demand and reduce wait times for our patients. Among the goals of the project is to create an area in the center to more quickly treat and release patients with minor illnesses and injuries, allowing them to get home faster. Costs for such an expansion are considerable, and as a not-for-profit organization, philanthropic support is vital for our success and goals. We are almost at our goal, but we still need your help. Make a donation NOW.
South Miami Hospital
South Miami Hospital is home to Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery, Center for Women & Infants, Lung Health Program and a premier weight-loss surgery program, as well as a modern Emergency Center. The hospital is known for innovative services in maternity and neonatal care and was the first in Florida to earn the joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for both Prematurity and Pre-term Labor.
At Baptist Health — and across the nation — nurses represent the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. As healthcare continues to undergo major change, nurses’ contributions are more critical than ever. We invest significantly in our nursing professionals, which leads to exceptional nursing care and positively affects patient safety, continuous quality improvement and better outcomes for our patients.
The Center for Excellence in Nursing at South Miami Hospital supports nurses by providing continuing education opportunities to all nursing disciplines, allowing bedside nurses to attend conferences and bring back innovative best practices that can be implemented throughout the hospital and provide high quality care for patients. The creation of a Wound Boot Camp, for example, stemmed from allowing our nurse specialists to attend a five-day seminar, presenting best practices relating to preventing pressure injuries. The information brought back from this symposium allowed South Miami Hospital to implement national standards of best practice as it relates to decreasing and eliminating hospital-acquired pressure injuries. This year we will be completing our second annual Boot Camp and will have bedside staff teaching their fellow nurses.
Through your generosity, we can continue to offer advanced educational opportunities to our nurses. Community members and organizations can contribute to the Center for Excellence in Nursing through Baptist Health Foundation NOW.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital supports a vision of West Kendall as a convenient central hub where residents can live, work and play. Through its Healthy West Kendall initiative, the hospital and its partners encourage the area’s nearly 400,000 residents to achieve the goal of becoming the Healthiest Community in Florida. Visitors to the Healthy Hub — a health-screening kiosk located in the main lobby — receive free health screenings, health risk assessments, personalized patient education, referrals for follow-up primary care and information about free community resources for healthy living. With West Kendall Baptist Hospital leading the efforts, West Kendall was selected as one of five communities in the U.S. to participate in Communities of Excellence 2026 – a learning collaborative that uses the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework to enhance overall community performance.
The hospital has launched a Food Pharmacy pilot program, which focuses on identifying patients who suffer from malnutrition or food insecurity. Patients are provided with a food prescription following their discharge, and are supplied with a few healthy, balanced meals to help get them on track to a more nourishing life. The goal is to improve patient outcomes and educate these individuals about how food can serve as medicine to one’s body and can prevent readmissions.
Swim lessons are one of the best ways to prevent drowning in children. Through swim classes, children not only learn basic survival skills, but also learn proper swimming techniques so that their strokes are effective, helping to conserve energy and prevent exhaustion. Through a partnership with Little Swimmers, West Kendall Baptist Hospital hosts an annual swim safety day and also works with local public schools in West Kendall to educate them on the importance of swim safety. Each year, the goal is to increase funding so that more lessons can be offered in the community for families who otherwise are unable to afford them.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital has taken an unconventional way to meet its neighbors. Instead of meeting them as patients, the hospital has created prevention and wellness activities to help keep its neighbors healthy. To support the hospital’s unique approach, click HERE.