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Baptist Health

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Baptist Health, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a network of five hospitals, affiliated with over 50 primary care offices located throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. [4] Baptist's Wolfson Children's Hospital is a MAGNET Hospital.[5]

Baptist Health of Northeast Florida
Baptist Health
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LocationJacksonville, FL, USA
Care systemHealth System [1][2]
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeCommunity
Affiliated universityNemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville
Emergency departmentPediatric and adult


The original Baptist Memorial Hospital and Wolfson Children's Memorial Hospital in downtown Jacksonville were opened in 1955. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the flagship hospital for Baptist Health, and Wolfson Children's Hospital is the region's only pediatric referral inpatient center.[6]


Baptist Medical Center JacksonvilleEdit

In the early 1990s, the hospital's name was changed to Baptist Medical Center Downtown and the hospital is now called Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.[6] The center provides services in cardiovascular, oncology (cancer) (including gynecological), women's health (including obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, ophthalmology, emergency care (including Life Flight air ambulance, a Children's Emergency Center and hyperbaric medicine), critical care medicine, bloodless surgery, pulmonary services (including an adult/pediatric sleep disorders center), pastoral care, radiology, rehabilitation and psychiatry/psychology.[7] They also have the following regional referral centers: Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute[8] and Baptist Cancer Institute.[9]

Baptist Heart HospitalEdit

The Baptist Heart Hospital is run by the Baptist Heart Specialists division of Baptist Health. It has three operating rooms, several laboratories, a rehabilitation center, and focuses on heart and vascular care. It also has 88 private beds and two ICUs.[10]

Baptist NassauEdit

A full-service hospital opened in Fernandina in 1942, relocating in the 1970s to Lime and South 18th Streets. In 1994, it was acquired by Baptist Health.[11]

Wolfson Children’s HospitalEdit

Morris David Wolfson (father of Louis Wolfson), made a $500,000 donation in 1946 to create a children’s health care facility in Jacksonville.[12] The facility opened in 1955 as a wing in the Baptist Memorial Hospital with 50 beds and gradually grew to the point that the decision was made in 1971 to consolidate the services into a separate facility with the name, Wolfson Children’s Hospital.[13] Pediatric healthcare partners include Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville. UF-Jacksonville's Pediatric Residency Program uses the hospital as its main pediatric teaching facility.[14] Wolfson Children's Hospital delivers specialized care to children from birth to age 18+ with a full range of needs, from routine to complex. Expanding their coverage further, Wolfson Children's Hospital has opened regional specialty centers in Fleming Island, Lake City, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee, Florida, and Brunswick, Georgia.

Baptist BeachesEdit

Beaches Hospital originally opened in Jacksonville Beach in 1961 and was replaced by the First Coast Medical Center in November 1988. In 1992, Baptist Health bought the tax-supported facility and changed its name to Baptist Medical Center Beaches.[15] Baptist Beaches provides the only 24-hour ER east of the Intracoastal Waterway.[16]

Baptist SouthEdit

Baptist Medical Center South was Jacksonville's first hospital of the 21st century

Baptist South was constructed and opened in February 2005.[17] In June 2007, construction began on a new patient care tower that further increased patient care capacity, including a Newborn Intensive Care Unit that is part of Wolfson Children's Hospital's services. In September 2011, Baptist South opened a new cardiac catheterization lab.[18] Recent additions include minimally invasive robotic surgery and a dramatically expanded ER.[19]

Baptist ClayEdit

Featuring a 24-hour freestanding Emergency Center for children and adults, Baptist Clay Medical Campus.[20] The Baptist/Wolfson Children's Emergency Center opened at Baptist Clay on May 1, 2013, along with Diagnostics & Imaging at Baptist Clay (providing imaging for adults and children).[21]


In 1985, the Baptist Health Foundation was created to assist in fundraising.[22]


  1. ^ "Baptist Health | 800 Prudential Dr | Jacksonville, Florida 32207". Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  2. ^ "Hospital, Imaging and Outpatient Locations | Baptist Health | Florida". Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  3. ^ "Jacksonville-area hospitals at forefront in providing specialized services with latest technology".
  4. ^ "Hospital, Imaging and Outpatient Locations | Baptist Health | Florida". Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  5. ^ Jo Manion (2011). From Management to Leadership: Strategies for Transforming Health. John Wiley. p. 99.
  6. ^ a b Debra Webb Rogers (2010). San Marco. Arcadia Publishing. p. 138.
  7. ^ Anuja Vaidya. "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs — 2013".
  8. ^ "Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute". Jacksonville Magazine.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Baptist Health building new $400 million cancer center". miamiherald.
  10. ^ "Two Jacksonville cardiology groups join Baptist Health as Baptist Heart Specialists".
  11. ^ "Community Hospice to open 8-bed facility at Baptist-Nassau".
  12. ^ Ennis Davis and Sarah Gojekian (2012). Cohen Brothers: The Big Store. The History Press. p. 74.
  13. ^ "James Townsend, who helped Wolfson become a regional children's hospital, dies at 86".
  14. ^ "Pediatric Residency".
  15. ^ Maggie FitzRoy. "Renovations at Baptist Are Nearly Finished; New Beaches Main Entrance Is Set to Be Open at the End of Month".
  16. ^ Marisa Carbone and John Finotti (2004). Jacksonville. Globe Pequot. p. 214.
  17. ^ "Hospitals Look Toward Patient Access". Jacksonville Business Journal. March 30, 2012.
  18. ^ "Baptist South opens heart diagnostic lab Tuesday".
  19. ^ Burcu Noyan (3 March 2016). "Baptist Health South Florida". Fortune.
  20. ^ "Baptist Health plans new hospital in Clay County". WJXT. 4 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Baptist Facility Meets Demand in Clay County". Jacksonville Business Journal. April 29, 2014.
  22. ^ "Daily". Jacksonville Business Journal. June 21, 2004.

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