MIAMI/BOCA RATON, Fla. – July 1, 2019 – Today, Baptist Health
South Florida announced the completion of its partnership with Boca Raton
Regional Hospital. With this, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is now operating
as part of Baptist Health South Florida.
The new partnership ensures both not-for-profit organizations will continue
to meet their mutual missions and commitments to elevate healthcare within
the communities they serve in an area that reaches across four South Florida counties.
“Our organizations share the same calling to improve the health
and well-being of individuals and to deliver compassionate healthcare
to our patients at the highest standards of excellence and safety. We
foresee an exciting future at Boca Raton Regional Hospital that will cement
its title as the preeminent healthcare provider in the community,”
said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health.
In May, Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced the appointment of Lincoln
S. Mendez as its new chief executive officer to succeed Jerry Fedele when
he retires in August. Mendez formerly was CEO at Baptist Health’s
South Miami Hospital in Miami-Dade County.
“Today’s announcement concludes a process that will elevate
our position as an advanced, tertiary academic center,” said Christine
E. Lynn, Board Chair at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “I thank everyone
who participated in this process, both at Boca Regional and Baptist Health,
for this exciting outcome.”
In 2017, Baptist Health merged with Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda
Hospital West in Boynton Beach. With the addition of Boca Raton Regional
Hospital, it brings the number of Baptist Health hospitals to 11.
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region situated
across four counties, with nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians
and operates more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities
and physician practices. In addition, Baptist Health has centers of excellence
in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences.
In December, Baptist Health and Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced
they had signed a letter of intent to form a partnership. Boca Raton Regional
Hospital first announced its intent to seek a strategic partner in 2017.
Boca Regional narrowed its list of suitors, including some of the nation’s
foremost healthcare systems, to five in the spring of 2018 and selected
Baptist Health as its preferred partner.
“Establishing our partnership with Baptist Health represents an
important milestone in the history of Boca Regional,” said Jerry
Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “It is
one that continues the positive momentum and trajectory of Boca Regional
as the premier healthcare provider in South Florida.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com)
with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty
physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology,
Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics,
Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of
which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The
Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News
& World Report’s 2018 – 2019 Best Hospitals listing as
a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the
highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in
the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000
physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities
and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and
Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers
of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine,
and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group;
Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual
health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy
and committed to our 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. For more information, visit
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