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 community-owned, 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. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, 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, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

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