Also known as...
Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida; Baptist Medical Centerbaptist Medical Center Southbaptist Emerg Ctr Clay; Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center South
Program areas at Baptist Medical CenterBMC SouthBMC Town CenterBMC NorthBMC Downtown
Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc. (SBHF) is a subsidiary of Baptist Health System, Inc. (BHS), a tax-exempt parent holding company located in Jacksonville, Florida. SBHF is a tax-exempt organization that operates two acute care hospitals, Baptist Medical Center (BMC/Baptist Jacksonville) and Baptist Medical Center South (BMCS), and three emergency departments: Baptist Emergency Center Clay, Baptist Emergency Town Center, and Baptist Emergency Center North. The primary program service accomplishments are the operation of the hospitals, and the following are some of the achievements for the organization's hospitals during the year. The two hospitals have 691 and 269 licensed beds, respectively. BMC is a full-service, magnet-designated tertiary care hospital representing nearly all major specialties. This flagship hospital is also home to the Baptist Heart Hospital, offering comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care, and Wolfson Children's Hospital (WCH), the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia, and beyond. WCH is recognized year after year as one of America's best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. WCH serves as the main teaching facility for the University of Florida College of Medicine's Pediatric Residency Training Program. For fiscal year 2019, SBHF had 50,245 admissions accounting for 249,024 patient days, 270,459 emergency room visits, and 91,998 home health visits. SBHF's primary focus is addressing unmet health needs, particularly among vulnerable populations who have limited health resources and access to health care. SBHF's community health efforts are guided by the community health committee, which is comprised of selected BHS board members from across our health system. A cornerstone of SBHF's commitment to the community is caring for the health of vulnerable, uninsured and underserved people among us. During fiscal year 2019, SBHF provided the following uncompensated care and community benefit; (1) charity care - $41 million, (2) unreimbursed Medicaid costs - $72 million, (3) unreimbursed Medicare costs - $65 million, and (4) specific community programs - $13 million, for a total of $191 million of uncompensated care and community benefits. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baptist Health have united to create Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. This partnership brings together MD Anderson's world-renowned cancer expertise and Baptist Health's comprehensive health system to create an unprecedented range of options for adult cancer patients in our region. The goal of the partnership is to provide the same high-level, multidisciplinary cancer care to patients in Northeast Florida that is available to MD Anderson patients in Houston. This includes all aspects along the continuum of cancer care -- patient care, research, education and prevention. The following are some of the awards and honors received by BMC and BMCS: (1) recipient from American Heart Association of gold plus quality achievement award for stroke program (Baptist Jacksonville), (2) named one of the 30 most nurse-friendly hospitals in the United States by toprntobsn.com (Baptist Jacksonville), (3) ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report in two specialties for 2018-19 America's best children's hospitals for pediatric neurology & neurosurgery and pediatric cancer (Wolfson Children's Hospital), and (4) 2017-21 magnet designation. BHS is the first and only health system in North Florida to achieve magnet recognition as a health system by the American nurses credentialing center. Currently, only eight percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy magnet designation, which is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice, an honor first earned in 2007. Many other awards and honors can be viewed at the organization's website www.baptistjax.com.