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Find Stellar Health Care in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Advances in technology increase access to care for South Florida hospital systems.

By Patsy B. Weiler on October 14, 2022

Exterior shot of the Broward Health Coral Springs building. The healthcare facility is located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.
Halkin Mason Photography

Residents of Greater Fort Lauderdale are blessed with quality health care as abundant as the South Florida sunshine.

Here you will find accessible care, advanced treatments, primary care physicians and dedicated specialists, all working together for a bright and healthier tomorrow.

People sitting in the waiting area of the Maternity Place at the Broward Health Coral Springs location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.
Halkin Mason Photography

Growing With the Region

Scattered across the Baptist Health South Florida System, the largest nonprofit health care organization in the region, is the presence of the pineapple, a traditional symbol of hospitality, letting patients know they are more than a chart number and will be treated with kindness and respect.

With 12 hospitals and over 100 outpatient and physician practices, Baptist Health South has served the region’s medical needs for over a decade. However, the organization has opened its largest facility in the area on Pine Island Road. A 112,000-square-foot outpatient medical center, its services include urgent care, family medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, physical therapy and outpatient surgery. The facility joins seven urgent care locations, three ambulatory surgery and five diagnostic imaging centers in Broward County.

“As grows Broward County, so grows Baptist Health,” says Bo Boulenger, who became president and CEO of Baptist Health in October 2022.

On the horizon, Baptist Health plans to construct a 100-bed hospital in Sunrise, the first acute care facility built in the city of 90,000. The organization paid $14.3 million for the 25-acre site and plans to break ground soon.

One of the largest public health systems in the nation, Memorial Healthcare System has been providing patient-centered care to South Florida residents and beyond since 1953. Its flagship facility, Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, is one of the largest in the state and home to three leading institutes for cardiac and vascular, neuroscience, and cancer care.

Nighttime exterior shot of Baptist Health South Florida, which is located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Region.
Baptist Health South Florida

New Cancer Institute

Soon, the various cancer treatment locations in the Memorial System will be consolidated into a four-story haven of hope and healing at the new $125 million, 121,000-square-foot Memorial Cancer Institute set to open in 2023 in Pembroke Pines, just south of Memorial Hospital West.

It will provide space for research and treatment of thousands of patients. Units for radiation oncology, a breast center, a hematology-oncology clinic, a cellular therapy clinic and an infusion clinic will be under one roof.

Additionally, the new location will house physicians’ offices and 54 private chemotherapy and blood infusion suites. Special touches include a rooftop garden and a meditation room. In addition, an image recovery area will allow women in breast cancer treatment to receive spa treatments, makeup and wigs. 

More babies are born in Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar collectively than at any other location in the region.

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, another facility in the group, plays a vital role in keeping area children healthy and is a recipient of The Leapfrog Group’s Top Children’s Hospital Award, presented by the nonprofit watchdog organization.

People gathered around the Maternity Place at Broward Health Coral Springs in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.
Halkin Mason Photography

More Quality Options

Broward Health has cared for people in the area for more than 80 years. Today, over 30 locations provide a network of community health care centers, a Level I trauma center, the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital and a comprehensive stroke center. In addition, it is a leader in joint replacement surgery.

Additionally, HCA manages two outpatient surgery centers and four hospitals in the region: Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Plantation General Hospital in Plantation, HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital in Tamarac, Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation and a freestanding emergency room in Davie. 

The Cleveland Clinic in Weston has earned the top ranking from U.S. News & World Report – making it the only hospital to be ranked No. 1 for four straight years in South Florida.

The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is now delivering the region’s first Varian Ethos therapy Adaptive Intelligence cancer treatments. Kindred Healthcare is a freestanding hospital in Hollywood offering acute services for patients needing extended care or physical therapy.

If you’d like to learn more about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Region, check out the latest edition of Livability: Greater Fort Lauderdale

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