Baptist Hospital Receives Patients Evacuated from Panama City


Baptist Hospital received nine patients overnight who were evacuated from Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. All arrived by ground ambulance.

Up to 30 more patients are expected to be transferred to Baptist Health Care facilities throughout the day.

All care is being provided within Baptist Health Care’s normal operations.

“We are honored and humbled to be able to care for our neighbors in this way,” said Mark Faulkner, Baptist Health Care president and CEO. “We will continue our ongoing efforts to provide the best care available to these patients and others as they arrive.”

Families may call 850.434.4011 for information about their loved ones.

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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