A Message from the President
It has been a year since Bethesda Health and Baptist Health South Florida began exploring the idea of developing a mutually beneficial partnership. These discussions originated from a rapidly changing healthcare environment where mergers and joint ventures are an increasing trend among hospitals and other providers. Our goal is simple—to continue to provide the best quality care and to continue to grow to meet the healthcare needs of our community.
Sharing similar missions for improving the health of our respective communities, Bethesda Health and Baptist Health entered a formal Affiliation Agreement last October. Now, after working to fulfill the various contingencies and necessary regulatory approvals, we expect to close the affiliation later this spring.
Baptist Health South Florida is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (No. 23 in the nation and No. 2 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 15 consecutive years. It is also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.
As we move forward in this time of change, Bethesda remains committed to our mission to provide quality health services in a caring manner.
Roger L. Kirk, FACHE