Bethesda Hospital East

A Message from the President


As the baby boomers relocate to our area, Florida will see a shortage of nearly 7,000 doctors in 19 different specialties, including cancer care and rheumatology, by the year 2025.

I am excited to share with you the news that Bethesda is planning to build a $25 million academic tower to complete its Center for Medical Education at Bethesda Hospital East, where 72 internal medicine residents are currently being trained in partnership with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. This Center will only be a reality if we have the support of our community.

Statistics show that physicians are 40 percent more likely to practice in  the same state where they complete their graduate medical education. When you consider that FAU recently ranked 25th out of 143 medical schools for student satisfaction, our Center is well-positioned to attract these bright new physicians.  

My sincerest appreciation goes to the Bethesda Hospital Foundation for their phenomenal support to make this Center a legacy of medical excellence that will benefit our community for years to come.  


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