Bethesda Hospital East

A Message from the President


This fall marks an exciting time for Bethesda. First, our transition plans to merge with Baptist Health South Florida are moving forward on schedule. Culminating on Sept. 30, 2017, this merger will ensure that our organizations can improve the health of communities as leading providers of quality medical care. Our organizations have worked diligently to align processes and standards of care to ensure a seamless transition for our patients.

The future of medicine continues to show great promise in our community. Our Center for Medical Education, part of the three-hospital consortium of teaching hospitals in Palm Beach County, welcomed its first class of general surgery residents from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. These residents are working with Bethesda’s general and vascular surgeons, who are sharing their expertise with the residents.

Finally, we have expanded our services to the residents of Wellington. Located by the Mall at Wellington Green, we have opened a new Bethesda Health Physician Group practice with Board Certified specialists in internal medicine, family medicine and cardiology. And in November, we will open a new Urgent Care Center, Women’s Center and Imaging Center in Wellington, all in one location.


Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide you and your family with quality health services from your not-for-profit, community hospital. 


Roger L. Kirk, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bethesda Health, Inc.