About us

About Us

Bay Medical, a 323-bed regional medical center located in Panama City, provides hospital care and outpatient services to patients from a seven-county region in Northwest Florida. We have nearly 300 physicians on staff representing virtually every medical specialty, and a support staff of more than 1,700 dedicated employees.

Bay Medical has received numerous accolades for clinical excellence on a national scale, including the Top 50 Hospital Award, received for five years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). This overall excellence extends into many specialized services including:
Chartered in 1949 as Memorial Hospital of Bay County, Bay Medical has expanded greatly over the years, most recently in 2010 with the addition of a new five-story patient care tower featuring 144 private patient rooms. However, Bay Medical’s mission of providing a full range of quality health care services to everyone in our community has remained unchanged. In fact, Bay Medical  provided more than $30 million in charity and uncompensated care to the community in 2011 alone, without tax support from Bay County. 

Bay Medical is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Florida Hospital Association, Voluntary Hospitals of America, and the Association of Voluntary Hospitals of Florida.
Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality healthcare in a compassionate, innovative, and fiscally responsible environment.


To be the ★★★★★ Hospital

  • Trust
  •  Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Loyalty
  • Extra Effort
  • Respect
Service Philosophy
Do the right thing.


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On April 2, 2012, Sacred Heart Health System, Inc. and LHP Hospital
Group, Inc.
(LHP) finalized a 40-year lease and asset purchase agreement to form a joint venture that leases and operates Bay Medical Center.
The joint venture’s governing board has equal representation from LHP and Sacred Heart, and a local Board of Trustees composed of physicians and community leaders that oversee day-to-day decisions.