Concrete poured for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in the Florida Keys
Marathon, FL – January 24, 2020 – Construction for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital is right on schedule, according to officials. The new hospital is set to open in the fall of 2021.
The pouring of approximately 530 cubic yards of concrete for the hospital’s foundation began this week, including concrete footers encompassing approximately 35,000 square feet. The foundation of the new hospital is scheduled to be completed by the end of February.
The new state-of-the-art hospital will have a 24/7 emergency department, inpatient and intensive care unit beds, outpatient observation beds, inpatient and outpatient surgery, laboratory and pharmacy services, oncology, diagnostic imaging and cardiopulmonary services.
“Fishermen’s Community Hospital continues to demonstrate its commitment to the Middle Keys,” said CEO Rick Freeburg. “Seeing the progress is exciting for our dedicated team members and the patients, families and community we serve.”
The current modular facility, which was constructed after Hurricane Irma destroyed the original hospital, will continue to provide a broad range of healthcare services to the Middle Keys until the new hospital is completed.
About Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 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 BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Rick Freeburg, Fishermen’s Community Hospital CEO, surveys the progress.
Foundation construction has begun.