The healthcare industry is becoming an increasingly important component to the economic viability of the Pensacola Region.
There are six hospitals in the area; Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze Hospital, Jay Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Santa Rosa Medical Center and West Florida Hospital.
Baptist, a nationally recognized hospital, recently became part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and remains the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system, providing services across Northwest Florida and South Alabama. It is a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s premier award for performance excellence and quality achievement, and for six consecutive years, Baptist has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work.
An affiliate of Baptist, the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze is a world-class orthopedics and sports medicine facility. It has attracted national and international attention to the area for its superior medical care in orthopaedics and research and has helped secure Northwest Florida as a powerhouse for musculoskeletal treatments and research.