Baptist Health South Florida, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Palm Beach Medical Practices Unite to Form Baptist Health Medical Group North

February 5, 2021

BOCA RATON, FL – February 4, 2021 — BocaCare® and 22 physicians from Bethesda Health Physician Group, two of Palm Beach County’s best-known multispecialty physician practices, have come together to form Baptist Health Medical Group North.

This newly aligned physician group gives Palm Beach County residents and visitors access to a comprehensive network of clinicians committed to helping patients manage their day-to-day health and navigate their advanced and long-term healthcare needs.

“While our community may soon begin to notice some visual changes, the professional connections and patient relationships these physicians have cultivated in the area for decades will remain in place — with a bright future ahead for additional growth,” says Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mendez will work closely with Amy Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Health Medical Group North and Vice President of Physician Networks, as well as with the numerous administrative and clinical leaders of BocaCare® and Bethesda Health Physician Group.

Baptist Health South Florida is a trusted healthcare organization known for providing expert patient- and family-centered care, delivered when and how patients want it. From traditional in-office visits, strengthened with advanced safety measures to ensure social distancing, to the convenience of virtual telehealth visits from the comfort of home, Baptist Health Medical Group North is the latest example of the organization’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of the Palm Beach County community.

“As the population of Palm Beach County continues to grow, Baptist Health Medical Group North will play a key role in ensuring patients in our communities have access to physicians that are invested in their health,” says Nelson Lazo, CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West. “As the county’s health needs evolve, we’ll evolve with them.”

The new physician group will work closely with Baptist Health Medical Group, which also operates physician offices in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Palm Beach County community now has referral access to the entire 11-hospital Baptist Health network, which includes local hospitals Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West. The network also includes Baptist Health’s renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences.

“Our physicians now working under the Baptist Health Medical Group North banner share a common mission to prevent, treat and manage acute and chronic illnesses and diseases through ethical, evidence-based clinical practices. We are proud of our record of excellent patient safety and our satisfied patients, providers and employees,” says Gerald Robinson, M.D., vice president and physician lead for BocaCare®.

To schedule an appointment with a Baptist Health Medical Group North physician, call 844-94-MYDOC (844-946-9362). For more information about Baptist Health Medical Group North, visit

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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