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December 12th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Brings Emergency Care Closer to Home

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Baptist Health South Florida opened its first freestanding full-service emergency center in Miami-Dade County where visitors receive the same treatment offered at a hospital for life-threatening emergencies.

Baptist Health Emergency Care, located at 14150 SW 136th St. next to Tamiami Airport, offers emergency services around the clock, seven days a week, including holidays. Common ailments treated include abdominal pain, shortness of breath, severe headache, heart attack symptoms, paralysis and other emergencies.

“When people need medical help, minutes matter. Baptist Health Emergency Care complements our urgent care locations and cements our commitment to ensuring convenient, quality healthcare services are available to the community. Residents in the southwest section of the county will be able to access the same kind of healthcare available at our established hospital emergency departments,” said Nancy Batista-Rodriguez, chief executive officer, Baptist Outpatient Services.

Board-certified emergency medicine doctors are on staff with support from physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists. Just as in a hospital emergency department, doctors consult with specialists, including cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and obstetricians/gynecologists. If necessary, Baptist Health Emergency Care will transport patients directly to a hospital where medical professionals will await their arrival. West Kendall Baptist Hospital is five miles away.

Baptist Health Emergency Care is equipped to treat children and adults. It has two triage rooms, 19 patient rooms, an emergency medicine laboratory and imaging services for X-ray, CT and ultrasound testing.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 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/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram.

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