About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is a faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization and clinical care network in southern Florida. It operates seven hospitals, about fifty outpatient and urgent care centers, as well as several community health and outreach programs. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. It began as a single hospital on Kendall Drive in Miami, and is now the second largest employer in the State of Florida with about 16,000 employees. In 2015, the company had $2.4 billion in revenues, $3 billion in financial reserves, and provided $302 million in Community Benefit and charity care. The CEO of the company is Brian Keeley, a position he has held since 1995. The company’s infrastructure includes multidisciplinary committees and leadership groups that involve employees from all work categories, to provide standardized processes and forms within the network. For example, it’s Patient Safety Leadership Group standardizes the handoff of patients within its system from one employee or department to another. They also have internal tools that evaluate and engage in diversity hiring and talent development. In 2016 the group created the Baptist Health Care On Demand, which connects patients to physicians through live video on-demand at all hours for non-emergency care. As of 2015, Baptist Health South Florida has seven hospitals in its network, including Baptist Hospital, Baptist Childrens Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Mariners Hospital. The first six are located in the Miami-Dade County, whereas the seventh is located in Monroe County. Additionally, it has about fifty outpatient and urgent care centers, located in cities that include Coral Springs, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise and Weston. Baptist Health is set to absorb new facilities, including two new hospitals in Palm Beach County, from Bethesda Health as of October 2017. In 2015, Baptist Health began constructing the $485 million Miami Cancer Institute, which has an affiliation with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It is also the parent of companies like AmSurg Baptist Network Alliance, a subsidiary that purchased a majority stake in Northpoint Surgery Center during 2016. During 2015, Baptist Health South Florida saw 75,440 patient admissions, 346,093 emergency department visits, and 289,907 urgent care visits.