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Bay Medical Sacred Heart is a 323-bed regional medical center located in Panama City, Fla. We provide hospital care and outpatient services to patients from a seven-county region in Northwest Florida with nearly 300 physicians on staff representing virtually every medical specialty. We have a support staff of nearly 1,500 dedicated employees.

Bay Medical Sacred Heart has received numerous accolades for clinical excellence on a national scale that extends into many specialized services including:

Chartered in 1949 as Memorial Hospital of Bay County, Bay Medical Sacred Heart has expanded many times over the years, most recently in 2010 with the addition of a new five-story patient care tower featuring 144 private patient rooms. But Bay Medical Sacred Heart’s mission of providing a full range of quality health care services to everyone in our community has remained unchanged.

BMSH 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 5-Star Hospital


  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Loyalty
  • Extra Effort
  • Respect

Service Philosophy

Do the right thing.




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 the facility formerly known as 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.