About Fishermen's Community Hospital
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.