Baptist Health System

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7:48 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Going To The ER? Now You Can Wait At Home

   Nobody has a good time at the emergency room. And time after time, one of the mosts consistent complaints ER patients have had is the long wait to see a doctor. Now, there's a new trend that is spreading to hospitals nationwide: waiting for you emergency room visit at home.

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Baptist LifeFlight Sale
4:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Baptist LifeFlight Sold To Colorado Company

A LifeFlight helicopter at the Jacksonville, FL location of Baptist Healthcare.
Credit Baptist Healthcare

In the late 1970's, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola established Baptist Life Flight. At the time it was the only air-ambulance service operating in the state of Florida and only the third established in the United States. Now, after more than 35 years, Baptist Life Flight has been sold to a Colorado based firm called Air Methods.

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Naval Hospital ER Closes
3:34 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Naval Hospital Pensacola Converts Emergency To Urgent Care

Work is underway at Naval Hospital Pensacola to morph the facility’s emergency room into an Urgent Care Center as of June 1.

Hospital commander, Capt. Maureen Padden, says Navy medicine has been conducted a resource analysis the past two years – well before last year’s sequester and partial shutdown of the federal government. At issue by the Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is just where critical resources should be placed to best serve the beneficiary population.

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