Fishermen's Community Hospital

Hospital Leaders Evaluate Progress of the New Fishermen’s Community Hospital

August 24, 2020

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MARATHON, FL – August 24, 2020 – A group of Fishermen’s Community Hospital nursing and respiratory therapy leaders got a first look inside the new, state-of-the-art hospital being constructed in Marathon. The goal of the walk-through was to evaluate patient rooms and confirm device and equipment locations.

The team surveyed several types of patient care areas, including the Emergency Department, Preoperative and Postoperative Care, Multi-specialty Acute Care and Critical Care. Identifying the proper placement of oxygen, air and suction along with the location of monitors and additional equipment ensures that the electrical wiring and gas lines for each room will be installed accurately. Additional assessments will be conducted as construction progresses.

Fishermen's Community Hospital_Tour of Progress

“These walk-throughs are an important part of the construction process because they allow us to determine the most efficient placement of devices to optimize patient care,” said Melanie O’Neill, director of Nursing Multi-specialty Acute Care Center, Fishermen’s Community Hospital.

Completion of the new, state-of-the-art hospital is on schedule for Fall 2021. In the meantime, the current modular facility continues to provide a broad range of healthcare services to the Middle Keys.

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, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 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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