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 is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
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Bay Medical Sacred Heart has received numerous accolades for clinical excellence on a national scale that extends into many specialized services including:
- 24-hour Emergency Services
- Level II Trauma Center
- Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery
- The area’s only open heart surgery program
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- Three specialized intensive care units
- Sleep Disorders Center
- FamilyBirth Center
- Dedicated Pediatric Unit
- Dedicated Women’s Unit
- Radiation /Oncology Services
- Three outpatient diagnostic centers
- Outpatient physical therapy & rehabilitation
- HealthPlex Fitness
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.
To provide the highest quality healthcare in a compassionate, innovative, and fiscally responsible environment.
To be the 5-Star Hospital
- Extra Effort
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.
On Oct. 5, 2016, Ardent Health Services and LHP Hospital Group, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the two companies will merge their operations. The transaction will create the second largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United States with 19 hospitals across six states and $3 billion in revenues. Ardent currently operates three health systems with 14 hospitals and employs multi-specialty physicians in nearly 100 clinic locations across New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. LHP operates five acute-care hospitals in Florida, Idaho, New Jersey and Texas with its joint venture partners, which include leading not-for-profit and academic medical centers.