A Message from the President


This is truly an exciting time as we celebrate a new chapter for Bethesda Health in our partnership with Baptist Health South Florida. This new era continues the vision of the community leaders who, in 1947, dreamed of building a hospital to serve the residents of southern Palm Beach County. Since that time, with a mission to provide quality health services in a caring manner, we have expanded our services across Palm Beach County. Together, with Baptist Health, we are taking the next step to continue on our path of growth, expanding access to quality healthcare services in our community and across South Florida.

Similar to Bethesda, Baptist Health South Florida has strong ties with the community as a well-respected, not-for-profit, comprehensive healthcare provider. Headquartered in Coral Gables, it has a rich history spanning nearly six decades in South Florida. Today, it is the largest healthcare organization in the region, serving residents from the Florida Keys through Palm Beach County. 

In keeping with our founders’ vision, we will continue to rely on the philanthropic efforts of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. Through their dedication and generosity, we have grown from a 70-bed hospital to a nationally ranked health system with more than 480 inpatient beds and growing outpatient services.

In closing, as the healthcare industry continues to evolve, this new partnership benefits our patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and our entire community. We will continue to rely on your support as we carry out our mission to improve the health of our community with Baptist Health South Florida.


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