Baptist Health System
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven, locally governed health care system based in Jacksonville, Florida, that cares for more patients than any other in Northeast Florida. The system is comprised of over 200 points of care, encompassing six hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet® status for excellence in patient care.
Baptist Health invests more than $250 million annually in social responsibility initiatives, charity care and the cost of uncompensated care. Priorities include children having access to health care, adults having access to quality care, elderly people living independent, fulfilling lives, access to mental health services, maternal and child health and other social determinants of health
Jacksonville is situated in the northeastern corner of Florida, less than an hour’s drive from Georgia and 350 miles up the coast from Miami.
• Jacksonville is 840 square miles in size, making it the largest city by area in the continental U.S.
• By population, Jacksonville is the 12th largest city in the state and the most populous in Florida, with about 911,507 residents and counting.
• The median age in Jax is 36, though 33% of the population falls into the 50+ age group.
• Jacksonville has the most shoreline of any other city in the U.S. And, on top of claiming 80,000 acres of green space and the largest urban park system in the country, it’s also home to 22 glorious miles of sandy beach, according to Visit Jacksonville, the official source on area travel.