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From specialized pediatric care to long-term residential nursing facilities, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s healthcare organizations strive for excellence in delivering a full continuum of services.  Many Greater Fort Lauderdale providers are investing in attractive new patient-oriented facilities and leading-edge medical technology, as well as additional services for patients and their families. 

Healthcare is also a major employment sector, accounting for more than 70,000 direct jobs in the South Florida region. Overall, the region has approximately 20 acute care hospitals with nearly 6,000 licensed beds and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians.

Healthcare Systems

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

Founded in 1938, Broward Health is a nationally recognized system offering world-class healthcare services to South Florida. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation, and The Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, which will be renovated and renamed The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health following a recent fundraising campaign.

Recognized nationally for excellence in healthcare, Broward Health has numerous centers of clinical excellence in healthcare quality and safety.

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Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality healthcare services to South Florida residents. Today, it is the third-largest public health care system in the nation and highly regarded for its exceptional patient- and family-centered care. 

The flagship facility of the healthcare system is Memorial Regional Hospital, whose centers include Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Memorial Cancer Institute, and Memorial Neuroscience Center. 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.

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 South Florida region, with more than a million patient visits every year. It receives rave reviews from its clients, and 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 services in Coral Springs, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise and Weston.

HCA, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare services, manages four hospitals and two outpatient surgery centers in Broward. These include Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Plantation General Hospital and Medical Center in Plantation, University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Outpatient Surgical Services in Plantation and Surgery Center at Coral Springs.  In May, Westside Regional Medical Center opened an off-site Emergency Room in Davie on the Nova Southeastern University campus.

HCA has embarked on a major capital investment initiative in South Florida that includes relocating Plantation General Hospital to a new facility on the NSU campus in Davie. Construction on the $220 million new hospital is expected to start in 2017; a standalone HCA facility will remain in Plantation. HCA’s other investments include adding patient beds and private rooms at Westside Regional Medical Center, and building a parking garage, and two new floors that will increase patient beds and ICU capacity at Northwest Medical Center.

Tenet Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare services, operates 10 acute care hospitals in the tri-county region, including North Shore Medical Center at FMC Campus in Fort Lauderdale.

Founded in 1988, Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical hospital care with research and education. The medical campus includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in a state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida was recently ranked ninth in Florida in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Hospitals 2015-2016.

Fort Lauderdale’s Holy Cross Hospital 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 Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke™ Honor Roll Elite designation.

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’s Health Professions Division is a multidisciplinary academic health center with state-of-the-art facilities, including the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the only such college in the southeastern United States.

Located on NSU’s main campus in Davie, the Health Professions Division encompasses six colleges and a variety of academic programs. In addition to osteopathic medicine, the colleges include pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, allied health and nursing, and medical sciences.

NSU also operates local clinical centers that provide educational resources and patient care to South Florida communities. Treatment is coordinated by the nationally recognized faculty of the university’s clinical colleges and programs, ensuring university-level care for all patients.

Support Organizations

Many Broward residents and businesses play leading volunteer roles in community healthcare organizations such as 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. 2-1-1 Broward is a 24-hour informational hotline that refers callers to the appropriate service agencies for assistance. The combined strength of these organizations helps make Broward County a healthy place to live and work.

Major Healthcare Providers

  • 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
    3501 Johnson Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021
  • 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 Regional Hospital South
    3600 Washington Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021
  • 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
  • North Shore at FMC Campus       
    5000 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
  • Kindred Hospital South Florida – Hollywood
    1859 Van Buren Street
    Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar
    1901 SW 172nd Avenue
    Miramar, FL 33029
  • Chris Evert Children's Hospital
    1600 S. Andrews Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Memorial Hospital Pembroke
    7800 Sheridan Street
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
  • University Hospital & Medical Center
    7201 N. University Drive
    Tamarac, FL 33321
  • Baptist Endoscopy Center at Coral Springs
    3001 Coral Hills Drive - Suite 200
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
  • Memorial Hospital West
    703 N. Flamingo Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028