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BayCare Health System
Clearwater, Florida

BayCare Health System was established in 1997 when the Tampa Bay area's leading not-for-profit health care organizations came together through a joint operating agreement.  The system now includes nine hospitals, plus additional outpatient and ancillary services, that together seek to advance the health of their patients and their communities.  Member hospitals are Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North and South Florida Baptist.  The original Sponsors of St. Anthony's and St. Joseph's were the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany.  This congregation is part of Catholic Health East, which now serves as one of three member organizations that comprise BayCare.

BayCare Health System Online Resources


Holy Cross Hospital
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Founded in 1955 in Fort Lauderdale, Holy Cross Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community.  Today, Holy Cross is recognized as one of the leading acute-care, specialty-referral hospitals in South Florida.  Holy Cross has earned the national recognition of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, which less than five percent of the nation's hospitals have attained.  The 571-bed facility also was named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades in 2007 and 2008; a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, 2003-2008; and earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2008 and 2009. In 2004 and 2005, Holy Cross was named one of the nation’s Best Hospitals for Geriatric Medicine by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the magazine’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics in 2008.  The health care ministry of Holy Cross Hospital Inc. encompasses the Hospital, HealthPlex, Home Care Services and Holy Cross Medical Group. With many Holy Cross physicians’ offices located throughout the community and a vibrant, dedicated community outreach department, Holy Cross strives to be the health care provider of choice in Broward County.

Holy Cross Online Resources

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