August 12, 2020 by Peter B. Laird
A New Fishermen’s Community Hospital on the Horizon for the Florida Keys
Baptist Health has broken ground on the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon. The facility will continue to provide critical access to healthcare services in the Florida Keys for residents and visitors alike.
The new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, projected to open in Summer 2021, will be a one-story structure built to withstand a Category 5 Hurricane and will include an on-site helipad, 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, and diagnostic imaging.
(Baptist Health celebrates the groundbreaking for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon, alongside Middle Keys leaders, donors and the community. Video by Tony Vivian)
Fishermen’s Community Hospital has been caring for the Florida Keys community since it opened in 1962. The hospital was 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 South Florida replaced the field hospital with a modular facility, which will continue to provide a broad range of healthcare services to the Middle Keys until the new hospital is completed.
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