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From treatment of infectious diseases to managing chronic conditions, Greater Fort Lauderdale delivers world-class health and wellness services. Many providers are investing in leading-edge medical technology and modernizing their facilities to better serve patients and their families.

Healthcare is also a major employment sector, accounting for more than 70,000 direct jobs in the South Florida region, including physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Systems

Greater Fort Lauderdale is served by two public health systems: Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized South Florida system that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC), Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation.

The Broward Health system features more than 30 locations throughout Broward County, including a Level I trauma center, an award-winning children's hospital, comprehensive cancer care, a joint replacement center, cardiovascular services, stroke care, maternity care, a network of community healthcare centers and much more.

Recent highlights:

Founded in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation delivering highly regarded patient- and family-centered care. Memorial’s patient, physician and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the country.

The system's flagship facility is Memorial Regional Hospital, whose centers include Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Memorial Cancer Institute, and Memorial Neuroscience Institute. The system's other hospitals are Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. MHS' Graduate Medical Education program welcomed its first class of residents in 2018.

Memorial Healthcare System and its facilities have earned many prestigious healthcare awards. The accolades include Modern Healthcare magazine's Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Florida Trend's Best Companies to Work for in Florida, 100 Top Hospitals, Consumer Choice Award, Best-Run Hospital, Best Nursing Staff, Best Pediatric Hospital and Best Maternity Hospital. The system also received the American Hospital Association's "Living the Vision" award and the Foster G. McGaw award as the national model for improving the health of the community.

Other Recent highlights:

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest not-for-profit health care organization in the region, with more than a million patient visits every year. Patients and their families from around the world travel to South Florida for Baptist Health's medical expertise. In Broward County, Baptist Health operates a growing network of ambulatory care, urgent care and diagnostic imaging and sleep services in Coral Springs, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise and Weston.

Baptist Health South Florida was ranked #40 on Fortune magazine’s 2019 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For - the 19th time Baptist Health has been named to the prestigious list.

HCA East Florida is the largest health system from the Treasure Coast to Miami-Dade County with 15 affiliated hospitals, in addition to multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, physician practices, four freestanding emergency care facilities, five urgent care centers, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory. In Broward, HCA manages four hospitals, a freestanding emergency room and two outpatient surgery centers: Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Plantation General Hospital in Plantation, University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, a freestanding emergency room in Davie, outpatient surgical services in Plantation and a surgery center at Coral Springs.

Tenet Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare services, operates 10 acute care hospitals in the tri-county region, including Florida Medical center, a campus of North Shore in Fort Lauderdale, and several surgery, outpatient, imaging and urgent care centers.

Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. The medical campus includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. The Coral Springs Family Health Center, an ambulatory surgical center with 17 medical specialties, imaging and diagnostic services opened in 2018. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked first in South Florida and fourth in the state in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 ranking of Best Hospitals.

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has been serving Broward patients since 1955. The non-profit, 557-bed Catholic hospital operates in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and a member of Trinity Health. Holy Cross is affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s internal medicine residency program. U.S. News & World Report has named Holy Cross Hospital as a nationally high-performing hospital in both hip and knee replacement surgery.

Kindred Hospitals in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are part of Kindred Healthcare, a national healthcare company that uses an innovative approach to long-term acute care for patients with multi-system failures. Its hospitals and pulmonary units feature an interdisciplinary environment where physicians, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and social workers combine their expertise to provide quality care.

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a world-class research center focused on educating our community on how to live healthier, longer and better. NSU’s Fort Lauderdale campus is transforming with the construction of a new HCA teaching and research hospital and a medical education complex. NSU's Health Professions Division comprises eight distinctive colleges: osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, dental medicine, health care sciences, nursing, and allopathic medicine.

The newest of the colleges, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) welcomed its first class of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) students in 2018, adding to NSU's offering of more than 60 health-related degree and certificate programs.

Support Organizations

Many Broward residents and businesses provide support to community healthcare organizations such as American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kidney Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Broward County and Henderson Behavioral Health Services. The combined strength of these organizations helps make Broward County a healthy place to live and work.

Major Healthcare Providers

  • Baptist Endoscopy Center at Coral Springs
    3001 Coral Hills Drive - Suite 200
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care Express | Coral Springs
    5673 W. Sample Road
    Coral Springs, FL 33076
  • Broward Health Coral Springs
    3000 Coral Hills Drive
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
  • Holy Cross Hospital
    4725 N. Federal Highway
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
  • Memorial Regional Hospital South
    3600 Washington Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care | Davie 
    4741 S. University Drive
    Davie, FL 33328
  • Broward Health Imperial Point
    6401 North Federal Highway
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
    1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    954-265-JDCH (5324)
  • Memorial Hospital West
    703 N. Flamingo Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
  • Baptist Health Diagnostic Center | Coral Springs
    6264 West Sample Road
    Coral Springs, FL 33067
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care | Pembroke Pines
    15885 Pines Blvd.
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
  • Broward Health Medical Center
    1600 S. Andrews Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Kindred Hospital South Florida – Fort Lauderdale
    1516 E. Las Olas Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Baptist Health Diagnostic Center | Davie
    4741 South University Drive
    Davie, FL 33328
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care | Sunrise
    12472 W. Sunrise Boulevard
    Sunrise, FL 33323
  • Kindred Hospital South Florida – Hollywood
    1859 Van Buren Street
    Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Baptist Health Diagnostic Center | Pembroke Pines
    15885 Pines Blvd.
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care | Weston
    1642 Town Center Circle
    Weston, FL 33326
  • Memorial Regional Hospital
    3501 Johnson Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021
  • The Salah Foundation 
    Children's Hospital at Broward Health
    1600 S. Andrews Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Baptist Health | Plantation
    (Opening November 2020)
    1228 South Pine Island Road
    Plantation, FL 33324
  • Baptist Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute | Davie
    4741 S. University Drive, Ste 140
    Davie, FL 33328
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar
    1901 SW 172nd Avenue
    Miramar, FL 33029
  • University Hospital & Medical Center
    7201 N. University Drive
    Tamarac, FL 33321
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care |  Coral Springs
    6264 W. Sample Road
    Coral Springs, FL 33067
  • Baptist Sleep Center at Pembroke Pines
    7261 Sheridan Street, Suite 210B
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
  • Florida Medical Center
    5000 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
  • Memorial Hospital Pembroke
    7800 Sheridan Street
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024