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Baptist Health Fishermens Community Hospital awarded Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

January 23, 2023

MARATHON, FL – January 23, 2023 – Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on October 4, 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including patient care, emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a heath care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Baptist Health Fishermen’s Community Hospital for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”

“We are thrilled to once again receive The Gold Seal® of Approval,” said Drew Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health’s Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “It is our mission to improve the health and well-being of our patients, and this recognition is a testament to the team’s dedication, commitment, and hard work. We look forward to continuing to provide high-quality and compassionate care to our community.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health 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 and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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