About Us

Bethesda Hospital East 

Founded in 1959, 401-bed Bethesda Hospital East offers a full array of healthcare services, including Bethesda Heart Hospital for the most comprehensive level of cardiovascular services; general, vascular and endovascular surgery; maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care; women’s health services; orthopedics; and comprehensive cancer care. 

Bethesda Hospital’s mission is to provide high-quality health services in a caring manner. With this mission in mind, the not-for-profit hospital provides charity and uncompensated care to those in need. Bethesda Hospital also impacts the community through its outreach programs and partners with local organizations to provide a wide variety of health and wellness educational programs for Palm Beach County residents.  

U.S. News and World Report recognized Bethesda Hospital in 2020-2021 as a high-performing hospital in heart failure, hip replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The hospital also holds numerous accreditations and certifications for medical excellence in such areas as stroke care, diagnostic imaging, hip and knee replacement and rehabilitation.  

Bethesda Hospital East is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and over 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

Building for a Lifetime

1957 Groundbreaking ceremony for Bethesda Hospital East
1959 Hospital opened with 32 doctors and 70 beds
1959 First baby born at Bethesda
1969 A rock from the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem was sent to the Hospital by former Boynton Beach residents. It remains on display in the Main Lobby of the Hospital.
1980 A witty sign placed in front of the Hospital succinctly expressed Bethesda's community ownership. . . priceless!
2000 Bethesda's most aggressive expansion and renovation plan was presented and initiated: $100 Million Community Challenge Campaign
2005 The 28-bed Cornell Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine opened on the 3rd floor of the Hospital to serve the needs of patients requiring orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation.
2005 The Bethesda Stroke Center became a Certified Primary Stroke Center, the first of its kind in Palm Beach County
2008 The Bethesda Heart Hospital, a 39-bed, heart hospital opened to provide the most comprehensive level of cardiovascular services for the area's rapidly growing population.
2008 The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Endovascular Center opened to allow surgeons to care for patients with vascular problems using minimally invasive procedures.
2009 Bethesda Hospital East, the first, not-for-profit, community hospital built in South Palm Beach County, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on February 9, 2009.
2010 Landmark groundbreaking of Palm Beach County's newest hospital, Bethesda Hospital West, on May 25, 2010.
2013 Bethesda Hospital West opened its doors on January 8, 2013. This 80-bed, all-private room hospital will serve the western communities of Boynton Beach.