About Fishermen's Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is an anchor of health and wellness in the heart of the Florida Keys. Built from the ground up on the foundation of the original facility, the new state-of-the-art hospital is designed to meet the needs of the community well into the future.
Fishermen's Community Hospital was founded in 1962 by dedicated community members who understood the need for a hospital as a cornerstone of any thriving community. When the hospital was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Baptist Health South Florida established a mobile field hospital followed by a custom-designed modular hospital to ensure no interruption of care to the Middle Keys community. Construction on the entirely new replacement hospital began in 2018.
The innovative 37,330-square-foot, 22-bed Fishermen’s Community Hospital is designed to withstand wind speeds of a Category 5 hurricane. The hospital provides specialized services such as 24/7 emergency care with telestroke services to give stroke patients immediate access to Board-certified neurologists; an on-site helipad; eight inpatient beds, including two intensive care beds with 24/7 monitoring; nine emergency department beds; five additional recovery beds; diagnostic imaging; rehabilitation; and laboratory services.
Fishermen’s Community Hospital now offers surgical services, including endoscopy. As the southernmost branch of Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute, the hospital also provides patients with high-quality oncology care close to home. Services will include 3D mammography, outpatient chemotherapy, biotherapy and hydration and transfusion therapy.