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Hospitals of Bay County include 4 major health care providers – Bay medical center, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Healthsouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital and Tyndall Air Force Base Hospital.

Bay Medical Center Known as the “heart” of total health care of the county, Bay Medical Center is an accredited, not-for-profit, regional medical center. Policies are established by a Board of Trustees, all of whom live and work, in the community. Originally known as Memorial Hospital of Bay County, the medical center opened on June 1, 1949, with 66 beds. Today, Bay Medical Center has grown to 353 beds and includes 187 physicians in 28 fields of specialized medicine and a total personnel count that exceeds 1,900.

Contact information:
Bay Medical,
615 North Bonita Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401.
Telephone Number: (850) 769-1511.

Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC) has expanded and is now a 176-bed, full service medical/surgical, acute-care hospital, whose services include a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Transport Team, a Cancer Program, a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a Wound Care Center.

Contact information:
Gulf Coast Medical Center (PC),
449 W. 23rd Street,
P.O. Box 15309,
Panama City , FL 32405.
Telephone: (850) 769-8341.
Fax: (850) 747-7907.

Healthsouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital is a comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital, providing inpatient and outpatient therapy to pediatrics, adolescents and adult populations. Dedicated teams and units provide specialized treatment for many special programs. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities offer therapy seven days a week, a spacious therapeutic gym with private treatment areas, a transitional living apartment, a therapeutic pool, and an outdoor mobility area.

Tyndall Air Force Base Hospital began providing medical care to active military, retirees, and dependents for all area service branches at its hospital unit in late 1960. The base hospital has 20 beds. Tyndall health services assist nearly 34,000 local military residents.


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